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 husband, Peyton, died of cancer two years ago. He prepared for his death in every way possible, from having total maintenance done on every item in our home to writing a book for me called “After Peyton”, with lists of who to call for every eventuality and the appropriate sequence.
His preparation made the difference in my survival. I learned through my experience that our society is sadly ignorant of death. We hide from it. We ignore it. We fear it and we fear those who are touched by it. Every instance is termed a shock, yet it is the one constant in our lives after birth. I want to help change that. I started a Facebook page on the second anniversary of Peyton’s death titled Until Death Do We Part.
My goal is to change public knowledge, attitudes and behavior towards dying, death and bereavement through open communications and shared experience. I plan for this to be a repository for information and an open forum for discussion.
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