Nov. 21: Book Event Honors Webster Student Andrew Holmes

| November 18, 2013

Andrew Holmes and his mother, Maria Holmes

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Maria Holmes is visiting Webster University’s campus to talk about her book and celebrate the memory of her son, psychology major Andrew Holmes, who  died suddenly at home at the age of 22 as a result of post traumatic seizure disorder.

The event, sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Behavioral and Social Sciences department, takes place at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Webster Groves Room (room 135) in Webster Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Since this is the same day as Webster’s annual Thanksgiving Feast in Marletto’s, members of the community are encourage to bring their meals to eat at the event.

“Webster made such a big impact on my son,” said Maria Holmes. “The teachers he encountered at Webster changed his way of thinking and enriched his life in a way that gave him purpose.”

Through her grief, she wrote a book, Connections: Making the Most of the Moment, or Conexiones: Aprovechando el Momento, which is filled with family stories and anecdotes from Andrew’s friends. The book also includes letters and poems written by Andrew before his death. Uniquely, the book is written in both English and Maria Holmes’ native Spanish.

Read more at Global Thinking.

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