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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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The Brochure on Dying

By Lisa Boesen
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My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in February 2008 and passed away in December 2008. My father suffered for 10 years with complications of open heart surgery and multiple comorbid conditions and...

I had the conversation with my parent .

You

By Jean Radtke
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As a baby boomer and child of two depression-era parents, I’m so pleased to have had many conversations with my parents about what they wanted related to end-of-life planning and celebration. We helped them gather...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Story

By Lisa
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Even though I’ve worked in hospice for years and have discussed end-of-life wishes with countless people, I’d never had the conversation with those that matter most to me: my family. I knew that we would...

I had the conversation with my family members .

Dad

By Traci
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After my Dad was diagnosed with end stage heart failure, I met with my parents and sister and we had the conversation. We discussed all the hard stuff – funeral, money, Mom’s coping behavior using...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Story

By Hong Yee
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My grandfather had a mild cough that didn’t go away, and one morning, he just didn’t wake up. While it shocked the entire family, he was after all 80 years old, and he was in...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Going Home

By Jason
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When I first lay eyes on Marilyn, I don’t think she will survive another week. Eighty-nine years old with short, curly gray hair, she sits in a wheelchair in the examination room. According to the...

I had the conversation .