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Awards

2011 Woman Today Award: Ventura County Star

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2011 Woman Today Award: Ventura County Star

Michele Neff Hernandez of Simi Valley was named the recipient of the 2011 Women Today award. Hernandez is the founder and executive director of soaring Spirits Loss Foundation. She said earning such awards is a great way to get word out about her organization, which she founded four years ago when her husband died.

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Paul Harris Fellow: Rotary International

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Paul Harris Fellow: Rotary International

On March 30, 2010 Rotarian Barbara Frova recognized Michele Neff Hernandez for her efforts in founding the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation, and creating the Camp Widow program. Paul Harris Fellows are members of the community, identified by individual Rotarians, who have made a difference in the world around them. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International names Paul Harris Fellows “in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding...

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2010 Humanitarian of the Year Simi Valley Community Foundation

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2010 Humanitarian of the Year Simi Valley Community Foundation

The Simi Valley Community Foundation will mark its 10th anniversary by honoring Mayor Paul Miller for his lifetime of community service at the sixth annual Mayor’s Dinner and Charity Auction.

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2010 Congressional Recognition by Elton Galleghly

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2010 Congressional Recognition by Elton Galleghly

Michele Hernandez tragically lost her husband Phil when he was struck by a motorist while riding his bicycle in Simi Valley’s Long Canyon five years ago. Through this devastating loss Michele created the Widows Bond and Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation to help other widows deal with life after the loss of a spouse.

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2010 Inspirational Person of the Month Inspire Community

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2010 Inspirational Person of the Month Inspire Community

I really appreciate Michele Neff Hernandez, Founder of Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation, sharing her personal story and insights with us on how to help loved ones who are grieving. The Soaring Spirits website is full of useful resources, inspiration and information on Camp Widow that Michele hosts annually. You can also find Michele on facebook and twitter.

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2009 State Farm Embrace Life Award Honoree

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2009 State Farm Embrace Life Award Honoree

Michele Neff Hernandez and her husband, Phil from Simi Valley, California were described as a dynamic couple who enjoyed cycling, hiking, and running. In August 2005, the unthinkable happened when Phil was killed unexpectedly in a bicycle accident. Michele's world was turned upside down. As a single mother of three and a young widow, Michele had to find the will to go on. It was through Michele's journey and the depths of grief that her true strength shown through. While journaling and writing letters to deal with her grief, Michele realized that the gift of the written word could be a source of comfort to other widows.

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