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Terri Schiavo passed away a short while ago, my heartfelt sympathy to her loved ones at
this difficult time. The Positive News about Terri's long fight is now people are talking about their wishes and completing "Living Wills" in record numbers.

 

Make time today to complete yours in her honor. Taking action now can prevent your loved ones from going through a similar ordeal as Terri's loved ones have over the past several years.

 

Whatever your wishes I urge you to put them in writing and communicate them clearly to your family and doctor today.

 

To me the quality of how you leave this life is just as important as the way you live your life. Below are some links to assist you with the process of documenting your wishes so your loved ones will know exactly what you want when the time comes. (Please know this is not legal advice always seek the proper counsel of an attorney when entering or creating into any agreement).

 

Three resources that helped guide me through the process Five Wishes, Nolo Press, Good Grief.

 

Please take action to protect your family from the chaos of not knowing your wishes

and if your belief's allow it please register to donate your organs. Give the gift of life. http://www.organdonor.gov/ & http://www.shareyourlife.org/

 

 

Five Wishes

 

Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life.  Nearly FOUR MILLION COPIES of the document are circulating throughout the nation.  In addition, more than 7,000 ORGANIZATIONS are distributing this revolutionary document, including churches, synagogues, hospices, hospitals, doctor and law offices, and social service agencies.

 

The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.  It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual.  Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes with your family and physician.

 

Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:

1. Which person you want to make health care decisions

     for you when you can't make them.
 

2. The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
 

3. How comfortable you want to be.
 

4. How you want people to treat you.
 

5. What you want your loved ones to know.

Online: http://www.agingwithdignity.org/5wishes.html  Call 888-594-7437

 
 Need a Will, Medical Power of Attorney, a Living Will?

This site is an invaluable resource for understanding complex legal information in plain English and will help you to work more effectively with your attorney.

Nolo Press has been in business since 1971 and I have purchased several of their products over the years, they provide great solutions and make complex legal information understandable.

www.nolopress.com

 

 

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Good Grief: Making Sense of Death, Dying & Funerals by Mark H. Shearon
 

I think this book should be called "How to Plan Your Own Funeral" I know this helped me plan mine! --Dave

A refreshing look at how we can transform our current funeral traditions into incredibly positive and memorable moments of celebration.

Mark grew up roller-skating in the funeral home chapel and playing "hide & seek" among the caskets. As a third-generation funeral director, his lifetime of experience has given him a perspective few have realized.

This unique book is for everyone who has had a loved one die or may die themselves some day. I have had the opportunity to spend time with Mark and he's a delightful, fun man with a heart of solid gold, this book is a great affirmation of life!

Available @ www.amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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