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IPFS News Link • Death

I thought I knew everything about death. Then grief struck me

• arclein

Here is the challenge before me: to explain death and dying and the past five years of my life in approximately 1,500 words. I opened my book Technologies of the Human Corpse (2020) with the following line: 'I needed to finish this book before my entire family died.' Now, in 2023, all of my family is, in fact, entirely dead. My younger sister Julie Troyer died on 29 July 2018 from brain cancer. Age 43. My mother Jean Troyer died on 28 May 2022 from colon cancer. Age 76. My father Ron Troyer died on 21 November 2022 from heart failure. Age 76. And it has already taken more than 100 words to just explain all this and grab the reader's attention.