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Documentary Review: “My Last Days: Claire Wineland”

Online documentary follows an inspirational teenager with cystic fibrosis

Claire Wineland, 19, has cystic fibrosis. She’s living on “borrowed time” as the cliché goes, because she has lived longer than doctors led her and her parents to believe she would. Claire has faced the prospect of death for her … Continue reading

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Foster Parent Only Takes in Terminally Ill Foster Children

Mohamed Bzeek has cared for many children whose lives were cut short

Most people will not take in foster children at any time in their lives. It’s a difficult thing to care for a child for most of their life, only to see them leave (possibly forever) once they become an adult. … Continue reading

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Can People Die of a Broken Heart?

Recent media coverage reports this possibility, but what is the science behind it?

On Dec. 27, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher had a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” icon was just 15 minutes away from landing in Los Angeles when the heart attack occurred. She was … Continue reading

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Film Review: “A Certain Kind of Death” by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh

A documentary explores the hidden world of unclaimed bodies

What happens when someone dies, and no one is around to claim the body? Directors Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh answer this question in their documentary “A Certain Kind of Death.” They walk us through a day in the life … Continue reading

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Just Passed: Mickey Rooney

The Hollywood legend passes away in Los Angeles at 93

Mickey Rooney passed away last night in Los Angeles at the age of 93, leaving Hollywood with a bevy of film classics – and an irreplaceable void. Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. … Continue reading

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What is an End of Life Advocate? An Interview with Betsy Trapasso

Betsy Trapasso opens up about how working as an end of life guide has helped her advocate for discussions on death.

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Betsy Trapasso, an end of life guide, advocate and film producer. She has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Fairfield University. Betsy has many years of experience … Continue reading

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