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When Both Parents are Dying of Cancer, and the Hilarity That Ensues.

Courtesy of PS I Love You | By Linda Horton |Photo by Sandrachile on Unsplash | Originally Posted 10.01.2019 | Published 02.17.2020 No, really. Mom’s diagnosis came first, then Dad’s a few weeks later. After Mom started chemo and lost... Continue Reading →

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

Courtesy of HumanParts.Medium.com | By Jenny Harrington | Photo: gorodenkoff/Getty Images and Jenny Harrington | Originally Posted 03.09.2019 | Published 01.21.2020 At 3 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, death announced it was coming for him. He was only eight years... Continue Reading →

How to Make Doctors Think About Death

Courtesy of the New York Times| By Theresa Brown, RN | Illustration by Cecelia Jacobs | Originally Published 04.27.2019 | Posted 08.15.2019 End-of-life treatment guidelines would help families, physicians and nurses confront the inevitable with care and compassion. My patient,... Continue Reading →

Woman who died of cancer at 35 wrote about her life in her obituary: ‘Damn it was good!’

Courtesy of FoxNews.com | By Nicole Darrah | Originally Published 04.17.2019 | Posted 05.26.2019 A 35-year-old woman who died of cancer earlier this month spent the last moments of her life living it up, and it's all detailed in her obituary — which she... Continue Reading →

How a nontraditional funeral helped this mom process her daughter’s tragic death.

Courtesy of UpWorthy.com | By Evan Porter | Originally Published 10.16.2016 | Posted 02.25.2019 Lucia Maya remembers getting a phone call from her 21-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. She was in agony. A creative writing student at the University of Arizona, Elizabeth... Continue Reading →

How Our Family Spent The Last Month Of My Wife’s Life

Courtesy of ScaryMommy.com | By Sherry Kean | Photo by Sherry Kean | Posted 02.15.2019 I fell in love with her in my mid 30’s….the kind of love that takes your breath away and scares you with the intensity of... Continue Reading →

Have your funeral before you die

Courtesy of Salon.com | By Mary Elizabeth Williams | Photo by Shuttstock | Originally Published: 01.28.2018 | Posted: 01.26.2019 My friend didn't wait till she passed to have a great memorial. More of us should be scheduling our own wakes... Continue Reading →

Another round of chemo? While it may extend your life, will it be a life worth living?

Courtesy of the New York Times | By Pam Belluck | Originally Published 07.23.2015 | Posted 04.09.2018 It is an excruciating question for cancer patients with a prognosis of only months to live. Should they try another round of chemotherapy? Guidelines for oncologists... Continue Reading →

Greg Wise: love, cancer and the sister I adored

Courtesy of TheTimes.com | Photos by JUDE EDGINTON and GETTY Images | Originally published 02.10.2018 | Published 03.06.2018 When film executive Clare Wise was diagnosed with breast cancer, she started a blog. Her brother, the actor Greg Wise, took it... Continue Reading →

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