On March 1, 2016, twenty-one-year-old Dalton Waite, son of Mary Dalton Waite, passed away due to an accidental drug overdose. As the Raven Cries: Choosing the Light of Hope Amid the Storm shares Mary’s journey of grief through excerpts from her journal, texts with friends, and posts on social media. It shows readers that mourning can turn into graceful surrender and even praise. All proceeds from the book will go to Dalton’s Vision, a nonprofit organization that Mary launched to provide supplies to homeless communities. During his life, Dalton spent much of his time with homeless people, letting them know they were seen and cared for. Both the nonprofit and the book honor Dalton’s legacy.