Video Legacies for Terminally Ill Patients

July 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm Leave a comment

Some patients diagnosed with terminal cancer may want to create a video before they pass away to give to their children or family.

Patients may want to create videos specific for when a child reaches a milestone in life, such as a birthday, graduation, marriage, first grandchild, etc. Some patients might want to read a story on a video for their future grandchild.

There are several services available to allow a terminal ill patient to create a video memoir for their family.

  • Recordable story books can be found at Hallmark. They can be purchased online or in store.
  • Life Chronicles is an organization created to help with making these legacy videos. They are located nationwide however services are not available in every location so it is important to check the details for your area.
  • If a patient is on hospice, the pastoral care or social work departments may also have experience with creating videos as memoirs.
  • Just So You Know is another organization providing resources for patients to record their oral history on video. Simply contact Just So You Know to find a recording location near you and set up a time to record your oral history
  • If you would like additional information regarding end-of-life issues and resources, please contact me, Phyllis Ruja Tell, MSW at the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information and Resource Line. I can be reached by phone at 877-752-2120 or online at


    Entry filed under: RLC Info & Resource Line.

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