When I turned 50 I began to see what I thought was an unusually large number of my acquaintances and co-workers start to pass away. People in their 40, 50s and 60s who, for one reason or another, death came unexpectedly.
But It wasn't until a few years later, when a very good friend of mine was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and consequently experienced a “bad death,” that demystifying end-of-life conversations and pre-planning became a passion of mine. His last days had been exactly the opposite of what he had wanted but failed to communicate
I started DYALOGUES to help reduce the fear, guilt, uncertainty, and arguments that are so often associated with navigating end-of-life care and planning conversations; I started DYALOGUES to do for others what I was unable to do for my friend.