Rin and Maz Maslin

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was a scheduled commercial flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on 17th July 2014. That flight never made it to KL. It was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. 298 people perished including three children, Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin and their grandfather Nick Norris who were on their way home to Perth after a family holiday in Europe.

For the very first time, Anthony and Rin Maslin have agreed to share their story of how they have continued their life journey amidst the grief and heartache they
endure.
In their words…”Why we have decided to do this?
In the last five years, since ‘our world ended’, and possibly because of the enormity of our tragedy, we have taught ourselves to manage our life carefully in a manner that allows us to manage our issues and anxiety, but more importantly allow us to achieve the things that give our life meaning and purpose.
We have discovered that everybody has the grief of some kind, whether it be the loss of a job, a friend, a relationship breakdown, death of a person close to you, an accident or losing a pet. As Maz says, “size has nothing to do with it”. The emotions associated with loss can be overwhelming and it’s vital to take care of yourself.
We feel honored to have been asked to be part of the ConniCon 2020 conference because we feel that perhaps more than any other profession, health professionals are incredibly deserving of support and togetherness in this field precisely because they gallantly choose to walk alongside individuals and assist in situations of grief.
We believe that we have something to offer people in terms of opening conversations about grief, being more open about death, and creating dialogues around loss that could be of benefit to many people. If we can help one health professional to deal with the mental load involved around grief, then we believe this will help many, many more people in turn.”