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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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The Letter I should have written

By Michael
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Just before my first son was born, my mother passed away from ovarian cancer. I don’t know how hard she fought it because I didn’t know she had it. My mother and I had stopped...

I wish I had the conversation .


By Donna
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My mother has decided some months ago (actually in her words several years ago, however she has started to voice her wishes just early this year) that she wants to end her life through euthanasia....

I had the conversation with my parent .


By Linda
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The following is the blog I wrote after reading Ellen Goodman’s story about Nelson Mandela. It is part personal story and part thoughts about how changeable “the conversation” can become: Thursday, July 18, was Nelson...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

How I Found The Conversation Project

By Marilu
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I somehow missed the segment on ABC News, but I did read Ellen Goodman’s article about Nelson Mandela today where she mentioned the Conversation Project. I immediately looked it up,downloaded and printed it all! I...

An Ordinary Death

By Christy
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My conversation with my children came from walking through the death of my mother and the challenge we had in extricating her from the current and awful medicalized way of dying. It turned into a...

I had the conversation with my family members .

end-of-life decisions

By Mary Grace
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When my father, who had been very healthy most of his life, started a downhill turn, we were approached in the hospital by a person who started the conversation with my immediate family members. Dad’s...

I had the conversation with my family members .