tatiana’s Hope is named in memory and honor of Beverly’s daughter, Tatiana Marie Bojczuk. (February 24, 1986 – September 1, 2016) Yes, tatiana’s Hope is with a lower-case ‘t’ as that is the way that she would have written it.
Tatiana Marie Bojczuk
Tatiana was a creative, grateful, loving and caring young woman who was passionate about all that she was and all she did to help others. She had a contagious smile and laugh that could turn a rainy, dreary day to joy and laughter. She loved to read, listen to music, be creative and to laugh. She was always encouraging self-care – “what are you doing today for self-care?”, she would ask. Tatiana was a grateful and loving daughter, a loving girlfriend, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and a very dear friend to many. She was a great “mom” to her cat Squirmy Pants.
After a life-long struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts and ideations, Tatiana’s struggle ended as she passed away on September 1, 2016. During her lifetime, she worked very hard to be the very best she could be. She will be forever remembered and forever loved!
(February 24, 1986 – September 1, 2016)
“You only had to spend a little time with her to see her loving, caring nature. She had a special something that just pulled you in and you were done. She had your heart forever.”
some of tatiana’s favorite quotes
Hope and Recovery for Grievers
With its primary mission of offering hope and recovery to individuals, couples, and families who are grieving loss, tatiana’s Hope will conduct various grief support and recovery opportunities for grievers.
Facilitated by caring individuals who have walked the same path, tatiana’s Hope offers the comfort in knowing grievers are not alone, that they can experience joy and love while grieving, and that there is a promise of enjoyment in life again.
Guided by grace and mercy, tatiana’s Hope provides support and encouragement in an emotionally safe and caring environment to express the natural and normal feelings of grief. Through the sharing of experiences of heartfelt personal sorrow from loss and the stories of recovery, grievers can find their own healing.
Meet the Team
Beverly A. Raiford
Following a life-long career in the insurance industry, Beverly (Beverly Messer Raiford) has added a new passion – walking along the way with those who grieve. After the suicide death of her daughter, Beverly knew it was right for her to begin to do something with a much different and deeper purpose. Passionate about helping others with their insurance and risk management needs for more than 40 years, Beverly is now turning her primary attention to helping others who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Finding healing and recovery herself after completing the Grief Recovery Method, Beverly’ mission is to help as many grievers as possible bring hope and joy back in their lives.
Andrew C. Raiford
Andy’s wife Teri was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer and told that the vast majority of those with her 4th stage diagnosis do not live past 9 months. With determination, they battled the disease with hopes of prolonging her life. She lived another 2 years. Although Mesothelioma is a death sentence, it proved also to be an instructor, able to teach patience and compassion to those with a predisposition to learn from life’s lessons and possess the heart to listen when God’s quiet voice speaks. With gratitude, Andy now desires to pay it forward by helping others who grieve.
Beverly and Andy were brought together while each was finding their way in the midst of their own grief. Beverly lost her daughter, Tatiana, to suicide and Andy lost his wife, Teri, to Mesothelioma (cancer). Both Beverly and Andy know the sadness and sorrow that comes when you lose someone you love so deeply. They believe they are called to help others in their time of grief and that no one should feel alone as they grieve.
With this strong desire to help others during their exhausting work of grief, Beverly and Andy have formed tatiana’s Hope, a nonprofit with its primary mission of helping others find hope and encouragement so that they may experience life with joy and love while grieving. Having been trained by the Grief Recovery Institute in the Grief Recovery Method, Andy and Beverly are now Certified Grief Recovery Specialists and conduct 8-week Grief Recovery Method Group Support. Also available is the 7-week individual Grief Recovery Method Support.
Knowing the additional pain of losing a loved one from suicide, Beverly also has a deep passion for helping others who feel this pain.
We operate as a nonprofit organization. Donations are greatly appreciated. DONATE ONLINE or by mail (payable to tatiana's Hope) and send to PO Box 85, Liberty Hill, TX 78642.
Donations of any amount are appreciated.
PO Box 85
Liberty Hill, TX 78642