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Wayland’s Terry Wise establishes the Missing Peace Foundation

GIVING BACK: After Wayland resident Terry Wise lost her husband, Peter Wise,  to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1999, the 35-year-old widow spiraled into a clinical depression that culminated with a suicide attempt. Through psychotherapy, however, she uncovered the childhood roots of her depression and ultimately overcame the cumulative trauma and loss.

The book Wise subsequently published about her experiences, “Waking Up: Climbing Through the Darkness,” resonated with so many that she said she gained “an accidental public speaking career” as a result. Time and again, however, she has been contacted by organizations that don’t have the funds to cover her travel expenses, never mind an honorarium or self-help books and other resources for audience members. To bridge this gap, she has established the Missing Peace Foundation . in Wellesley.

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