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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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Too Much Fun Dying to Stop Now…

By Joe
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It was a day like many for me. I was doing my work as a carpenter in my little town and went to the hardware store for supplies. I could not find my way home...

I had the conversation with my family members .

Say It

By Ellen
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My husband died suddenly a little over 5 months ago. He had a severe MI and ended up in hospital for nine days. In those nine days, I had to make a couple of what...

I had the conversation with my spouse .


By Nan
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My mother was 85 when she passed away this past November. I had lost my first husband when I was 33 to cancer and my Dad 11 years ago to cancer as well. When my...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Conversations Matter

By Chandra
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When my husband’s step mother was diagnosed with Primary CNS Lymphoma (brain cancer) last February, we were all in crisis mode. She was confused and disoriented, and experiencing a lot of pain. Thankfully, we had...

I had the conversation with my family members .

I’m Not Dead Yet

By Marvina
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My mother is 85 years old. She lives with my brother in St. Louis. I live in California. Since June, she has had 2 heart attacks, 4 hospitalizations and has spent 2 weeks in an...

I had the conversation with my parent .

A Good Story and a Bad Story

By Patrick
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I have a good story and a bad story. My wife and I (actually mostly my wife) cared for her mother and my father (not at the same time) in our home until their death. My mother-in-law...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .