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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

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Lindsay

27 and prepared

By Lindsay
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November 12th is my 28th birthday. As I inch closer to 30, my friends like to joke around that I’d better get ready to settle down. “When are you getting married? When will you buy...

I had the conversation with my parent .

We’re Not Too Young

By Katie
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You never know when you will be faced with an emergency and be in a position to have to make decisions for someone else. As newly weds it was important to have a discussion about...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

By Hannah
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I am a junior Nursing Student, and for my Geriatric class, we were encouraged to have a conversation with someone we would want to make decisions for us at the end of life. I had...

I had the conversation with my parent .

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Whatever Comes Next

By Linda
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When my mother Helen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she went through all 5 of the stages of grief, oh, in about 10 minutes. “How are you Helen,” friends would ask. “I’m dying!” she said...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Conversation

By Joyce
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I wanted to pass along a couple of thoughts. Maybe you have considered this, maybe not. Many years ago my excellent lawyer pressed my husband and I to do a very specific health care directive....

I had the conversation with my parent .

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e p i t a p h

By Marsha
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My husband had Stage IV prostate cancer for 5 years. He died February 4, 2014 from a rarer metastatic secondary cancer he’d battled for 6 months, a cancer that consumed his liver, his mind, and...

I had the conversation with my spouse .