All journeys come to an end. That is a fact of life.
But no one should pass without knowing the difference they have made to their friends, their family and the world. That just shouldn’t happen – every life is too much of a miracle.
A You Are Video for someone in hospice or battling a terminal illness is truly a profound gift because it lets them know just how love and appreciated they are by their friends, family and loved ones.
This amazing wife, mother, sister and friend neighbor passed a few weeks after seeing her video and making this response (shared with permission).
To be clear, these are intended for the person to see while they can. They are played at “pre-funeral”/”end-of-life” celebrations or at home with family and close friends. Why wait until someone passes to say nice things at the funeral?
You Are Videos also create a recorded tribute for the family. As one daughter said
This is such an amazing and magical creation! Brought me to tears. I will watch this video for the rest of my life and will show it to my future children and family. It’s timeless. I love it.”
Lastly, the videos help communities come to peace with the passing of a loved one. After hearing that her friend with terminal cancer loved her video, one person wrote,
What I saw was that [xxx] almost certainly got the extent of the difference she makes, and how very loved she is. It gives me peace in my heart to know she got this communication, from such a wide span of amazing people. When someone passes away, there is often a wish to have said more or done differently. This is that kind of thing that lets you know she got it all – from all of us”.
If you know someone that is coming to the end of their journey, please don’t let them pass with out letting them know how special they are. Give them a gift that they, their family and their their friends will cherish for ever.