Life Matters Media
Quality of life at the end of life

President’s Report


Dear Friends,

Thank you for the support you have shown in the past week in visiting our redesigned website, Your visits have resulted in more daily traffic than ever before, and that means more are considering these issues that are so vital!

We wanted to invite you to three events this month that are hosted in conjunction with our community partners: Cancer Wellness Center, Gilda’s Club and Wellness House. If you live in the Chicago area, Life Matters Media will be somewhere near you in the coming weeks! Here’s the schedule:

Here are some things happening online

– ‘Language Of War’ Used To Describe Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Experience

– A Model For End Of Life Planning: Facing ALS, Chicago Reporter John Rooney Retires

– So That We Know How To Live: A Course In Death And Dying

– In a new article published in The Atlantic, Dr. Ricardo Nuila makes a passionate plea for physicians to accept more responsibility for initiating end of life conversations. I met Dr. Nuila at a Hastings Center- Society of Hospital Medicine meeting in Chicago last month, and I am honored that he included my own caregiving experience as evidence to support his premise.

Thanks so much for your support. If you find value in what we do, we invite you to consider a financial donation that makes our work possible. All gifts of any size are appreciated and valuable!

We hope to see you this month!


Randi Belisomo