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Jessica Mast was born in South Carolina where she graduated from Winthrop University in 2002. She then married in 2003, but after two years of marriage, she discovered her husband was suffering from an undiagnosed illness of his liver and immune system. After months of sitting by his side throughout his on and off hospitalizations, this illness took his life in 2006, leaving Jessica a widow at 25 years old.

Jessica is now married again and has two daughters. She is a stay-at-home mom and author and doing her ultimate passion, sharing her story with others. You can read her heart wrenching story in her book, The Call of a Caregiver: Finding Comfort, Pursuing Purpose.

Finding Purpose and Hope in Difficult Times

By Jessica Mast. During my life, I have found we learn the most through experience. When I was 25 years old, my husband of two and a half years passed away on his 28th birthday. After I experienced this unexpected tragedy in my life, I found I could either let it drag me down the path of despair or choose to learn from it and discover how it would be used for my future. I chose the latter. Here are some lessons I learned that hopefully will enable you to not only survive a trial but also find greater purpose…

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