Share Your Story
Hearing about others' experiences can be helpful when dealing with death and bereavement. Do you have a personal experience that you'd feel comfortable sharing with the campaign? If so, let us know...
My mum died over 21 years ago I was 28, my younger sister was 7 months pregnant and my younger brother was away at University.
My mum was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in April 1994 she was 48 years old and she died in August 1996 aged 50, her death although very traumatic for us as a family was helped by the fact she had a peaceful death surrounded by her family.
Mum died in our local Hospice she had wanted to stay at home but her needs were too much for us to manage , the staff were amazing and ensured that her pain was managed which brought comfort to us.
Before she died I remember her saying that she wasn't afraid of dying but she didn't want to be in pain she had accepted the fact that she was going to die something I still struggle with today.
She was extremely brave and even in her lowest times which there were many she never said "why me".
My mum was an amazing lady beautiful inside and out and we as a family are so proud to have had her in our lives , although she sadly did not get the chance to meet her grandchildren they are aware of how special she was
The Dying Matters Coalition is led by the National Council for Palliative Care,
the umbrella charity for end of life care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Freephone 08000 21 44 66