Author Archives: Kathleen Clohessy (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Congress Attacks D.C. Death with Dignity Law

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a measure repealing the bill

After failing to block the enactment of a Washington, D.C. law that legalized medical aid in dying earlier this year, the House Appropriations Committee recently succeeded in attaching a measure to repeal the law to a 2018 spending bill. The … Continue reading

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“Death is our friend, precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke
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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of enduring love.The project began in 2005, when Page Hodel first met Madalene Rodriguez and … Continue reading

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Announcing the 6th Annual Art of Dying Conference in NYC

Presented by the Open Center, the three-day event will be held October 13 through October 16, 2017

The New York Open Center is presenting its 6th annual Art of Dying Conference in New York City from October 13 through October 16, 2017. Featuring well-known end-of-life experts such as David Kessler, Stephen Jenkinson and Henry Fersko-Weiss, the conference … Continue reading

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HIV: The Epidemic We Haven’t Stopped

HIV and AIDS are still infecting men who sleep with men at an astonishing rate

It has been over 35 years since the medical community first became aware of a strange and deadly disease that mainly affected gay men. The news first broke in June 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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A Small Town in Kansas Creates Christmas in September for a Little Boy

Citizens organized the event for Christian Risner, who is dying of cancer

A town in Kansas has come together to give a special gift to a dying little boy. Nearly all of the residents of the tiny town of Lebo created “Christmas in September” this past Sunday for 3-year-old Christian Risner, who … Continue reading

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