Sara Web, owner of local Red Bank business Illumination-End-of-Life Guidance, LLC, was featured Thursday in an article for NBC News regarding her transition from being laid off by the Tennessee Aquarium due to COVID after 15 years in the industry to creating her own LLC to serve the Chattanooga community as an end-of-life guide, sometimes called a death doula.
The article can be found here: https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/changed-careers-during-covid/index.html
As highlighted in NBC's piece, Ms. Web was laid off along with over 20 other professionals from the Tennessee Aquarium a year ago and made the transition to working in the community as a death doula. She opened her LLC this spring and serves people who are dying or are facing the death of a loved one or a beloved pet. She also serves clients in other locations over ZOOM, including zookeepers who are grieving the loss of animals in a professional setting. Her volunteer work at Welcome Home Chattanooga is near to her heart.
"If you're facing a terminal diagnosis, preparing to lose a loved one or a beloved pet, reeling from an unexpected death, or simply struggling with the reality of your mortality, it can feel like being lost in the dark. Sara's goal is to shine a clear, warm light on the path ahead and walk it with you as an expert guide, companion, and advocate."
In addition to the NBC article, Ms. Web will be interviewed live Sunday at 4 p.m. by Yasmin Vossoughian on MSNBC.
Ms. Web can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 375-4351.