Tag Archives: Dying Young

A Decrease in Life Expectancy Could Impact Pensions

With more Americans dying young, retirement benefits could change

Despite many medical advances in recent decades, American’s life expectancy is on the decline. Two studies by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more Americans are dying at younger ages (under the age of 65) than in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sunshine: A Novel” by Norma Klein

A young mother struggles with her impending death

“Sunshine” by Norma Klein was published in 1974. It was loosely based on the true story of a young woman who died of cancer. During the last 18 months of her life, she made a series of audio tape recordings … Continue reading

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You Will Laugh, You Will Cry: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, reveals beauty through the death of a teen

It is not surprising that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, an award winning coming-of-age film centered on a teen dying of terminal illness, got a standing ovation at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The story follows awkward, insecure … Continue reading

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The Stark Reality About Leukemia and Chemotherapy Treatment

A Film About "Dying Young" is for Those at Any Age Dealing with Cancer

I appropriately write this review as our blog writer Katie drives from San Francisco to Orange County today to be with her mom who starts chemotherapy treatments in the morning.  This film “Dying Young“, directed by Joel Schumacher, is, as … Continue reading

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