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Former WBOC Reporter Uses Grief To Help Others

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SALISBURY, Md. - Kimberly Holmes Wiggins was known to Delmarva viewers as simply Kimberly Holmes while she worked as a reporter for WBOC from 2008 until 2010.  From here, she went on to work in bigger cities and married who she describes as the man of her dreams, longtime boyfriend Rasheed Wiggins.

"The way he loved me was amazing," said Holmes Wiggins.

But in April, her world was shattered, when her husband was killed in a hit and run near the couple's home in Orlando, Florida. 

"Our vows say until death do us part. but I'm still alive so what do you do with that?" said Holmes Wiggins.

On Thursday, she appeared on WBOC's Delmarva Life to describe what she has done with that.  Through social media, she says began communicating with a  widow in Missouri who often used the phrase "still his," something that connected with Holmes Wiggins.

So she told her new "wister" (widow sister)  she had an idea.

"I know it sounds crazy, I know you don't know me, I know I could be anybody.  But how about we just try something?" asked Holmes Wiggins.

The result is a faith-based retail website designed for others who have experienced a similar loss with one clear goal in mind,  to inspire other widows.  Holmes Wiggins says widows often suffer in silence because people don't know how or even if they should bring up the subject of loss out of fear it may be upsetting.

"You saying it doesn't make me cry.  You saying it make me happy," said Holmes Wiggins,  "Because you still want to feel like other people still remember your loved one."

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