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Advanced Directives
Posted on 06/25/2013

My mother was a nurse and had been a widow for many years. She had definite ideas about what she wanted and didn’t want. She completed her advanced directives when she was about 70 and…

The other end
Posted on 06/18/2013

I am a Registered Nurse in an intensive care unit. In the three and a half years I have worked in this ICU, I have seen countless individuals pass away and have had really difficult…

Father’s Day Story
Posted on 06/14/2013

Click below to hear the audio of Frank Lilley’s conversation with his stepfather, David Plant, about approaching the end of his life. It was recorded as part of StoryCorps’ Legacy Initiative – an effort to…

Growing Up Around My Father
Posted on 06/13/2013

My father once told me he was the most interesting person he’d ever met. A startling admission I suppose, except for evidence that he’d probably always felt this way. He loved to talk—about himself. Growing…

12 days from diagnosis to death
Posted on 06/06/2013

My mother was an exceptional woman and in her later years had really hit her stride, becoming top salesperson for her company, running for and being elected to public office, finding great support and love…

At the park with my Mom
Posted on 05/03/2013

I sent my Mom the starter kit via email at the holidays and we had several aborted attempts to go through it in the past few months – largely due to not actually setting time…