Fostering Better Communication

By providing a platform for the sharing of information, resources, communication and experiences of those living their final days fully, the vision of Life Matters Media is to create a community for ones facing the end of life and for those that care for them. Ultimately, we seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.


Personal narratives of challenges, decisions and triumphs.

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Clear, concise analysis of research impacting you and your family.

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Columnists provide multi-disciplinary expertise to help you plan ahead.

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One-stop, comprehensive aggregate of end of life issues in the media.

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President’s Report

Dear Friends,

Next month, we will explore “Your Digital Afterlife” during Craft Beer Week at Revolution Brewery. Join us and WBEZ’s Tim Akimoff as we learn what happens to your digital property after you die. Learn to safeguard social media accounts, email, fiduciary systems, digital death systems and passwords.


Register to be with us on May 19th in the Brewers Lounge on Milwaukee Ave. We will have beer, food, a brewery tour and a great program all for only $25!

Learn more and register here:


In February, Mary and I were honored to be interviewed by WGN's Marcus Leshock about planning for "digital death." You can watch it here:

Tim also reported about the importance of protecting your digital property last fall for WBEZ. Take a listen:

We've been covering the growing movement by major tech companies to make it easier for users to prepare for their end. Facebook and Google already have systems in place to make the process easier.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Randi Belisomo
President and Co-Founder
Life Matters Media

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Life Matters Media’s Mission

Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.

Life Matters Media’s Values

  • All individuals should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their destinies.
  • Multiple and varied voices create a richer and more productive marketplace for the exchange of information.
  • A broad range of choices surrounding end of life issues exists. These choices should be considered carefully.
  • Neutral platforms are best to explore this journey and bring end of life issues to the forefront in a reflective forum.

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Life Matters Media is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are grateful for your support in our mission.



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Featured News

“Starting the Conversation with Rick Kogan” was presented to a live audience gathered at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library on March 31.

“What We Hold Central: An Interfaith Discussion of Religious and Moral Perspectives at the End of Life” was presented to a live audience gathered at Northwestern University on March 19.

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