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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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No doubt at all!

By Lee
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 We talked about what we wanted when we got close to death. The first thing for both of us was that our children and friends help us to keep the joy and sacredness of our...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

My father knew what he did and didn’t want

By Victoria
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 I was very fortunate to have the conversation with my dad. After almost two years of fighting Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, including two major abdominal surgeries and months of chemotherapy cycles, my dad became weak enough to...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Quality of life was Tom’s priority

By Margaret
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 My husband Tom was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in the liver in June 2008. Doctors told us the tumor was inoperable and that Tom could not be cured. He was offered chemotherapy which had...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

A gift to your family

By Jo
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 Fortunately for me, my parents are proactive, and already created living wills, and had my husband and I complete them as well.  We all agree that spending a fortune and perhaps enduring a lot of...

I had the conversation with my parent .

She didn’t wish that ending

By Kathy
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 My mother had always shared with me that she didn’t want her life to be needlessly prolonged. She had had to keep her mother in a nursing home for 4 bedridden years after an auto...

I had the conversation with my parent .