Life Matters Media
Start the most difficult conversation American isn’t having- the conversation about our end of life preferences

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Tell us a story about yourself, a family member, or a friend who in facing the end of life or providing care for others, has set an example for us all.

It is our belief at Life Matters Media that one of the most powerful ways we learn is through the stories of others. Facing the end of life is a universal experience, but few people talk about it. We seek to change that, and through your stories about this life phase and the caregiving that often accompanies it, we all can grow richer from the exchange between writer and reader. We welcome the constructive voices of caregivers, patients, medical and non-medical professionals. By showcasing many perspectives on the struggles, rewards, decisions and motivations of those facing end of life issues, our lives and the lives of those for whom we care are, in turn, nourished. Thank you for considering sharing your essay. We recognize that these are some of the most personal of topics, and we feel privileged to share your story.

While we know there is far more to your story, writers should aim to keep their essays to 750 words or less. We cannot guarantee every submission will be published on our website, but if it is not published immediately, don’t worry – it could be in the future! Email submissions to with contact information. We will be in touch with you, and thank you for taking the time to share your essay with us.

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