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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.

Explore these stories that others have shared, and if you’d like, tell us your own story. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started.

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A good death

By Christie B
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I had the pleasure of being present when my husbands grandfather passed. We were still dating at that time. He was a preacher and a very strong faith. The entire family was present and for...

I had the conversation with my friend .

Mom’s last gift to us

By David
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My parents have always been very organized people. When mom developed health issues in her 40s, I think she realized that there would be challenging times ahead. Despite a myriad of illnesses, mom made the...

I had the conversation with my partner .

Early signs of dementia

By Nancy
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My husband at age 52 started showing signs of cognitive impairment and a general feeling of being unwell at age 52 and had to stop working in his high stress position in a courthouse. This...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Chris Lightfoot MA, FRIN

By Jane
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Chris had a diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy in June 2014, after 5 years of autonomic failure symptoms. His neurologist – who was a great ally in all other respects – did rather dissemble about...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

I am a physician and I see deaths close

By Dilara
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I am a Diabetic for 31 years and I know my death could be a bad one if I continue to choose treatment after treatment. I DO NOT want to play GOD by deciding my...

I had the conversation with my child .

Share Your Story : Entry # 15168

By Yvonne
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I was instrumental in creating a working group with members from across our 6 hospital. Some of the initiatives we worked on developing to increase awareness in our community were : Radio broadcast to the...

I had the conversation with my friend .