BYU-Idaho Radio · Mrs. Rexburg uses her platform to help others gain emotional resilience

The ability to face life's trials with positivity and resilience is a challenge for many. Mary Grampp, however, has come out triumphant when faced with trials.  

Mary Grampp is the current Mrs. Rexburg. Grampp has been able to use this platform to continue sharing her and her family’s story. 

In 2012, Grampp’s husband was diagnosed with terminal glioblastoma, a malignant tumor that affects the brain. Almost 11 years later, he is still here, being able to enjoy treasured time with his family. The Grampp family lives by the motto: embracing vulnerability. This motto is exactly what they do as they share their stories.  

A few years after Grampp’s husband was diagnosed, their daughter suffered an accident and passed away at 3-and-a-half years old. Although faced with extreme trials, Grampp still pushed forward with positivity.  

“One thing that has helped Eddie and I to navigate through all of these really heavy things in our life has been to be vulnerable. And that is a choice,” Grampp said. “We have found that as we’ve been more vulnerable, that heaviness that we’ve had to navigate through, we’ve been led to so many people all over who are going through similar things or they know someone who is going through a similar thing.” Grampp said. 

Grampp will talk more about the power of vulnerability at her event “Turning Rain to Rainbows.” This free event will focus on emotional resilience, providing information about free counseling services and other resources in Rexburg. There will be a question and answer period as well. The event will be held on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Romance Theater.  

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