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You will never know there is not always have a chance to say "see you next time."

The personal experience from myself.

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My experience of the death started from my grandfather.

6 years ago, I received a phone call from my grandmother when I was had the other phone call with my friend. She says my grandpa is dead with a sob.

I didn't felt sad at that time. After I hung up the phone from my grandma, I just keep chatting with my friend.

1 year later, my aunt passed away when we on the way for the family trip (because of cancer). I remember my father was really sad, but I was not as sad as he did.

In 2013, my uncle had renal Failure complications, he left his two children and passed on. There was a time, I felt our family is cursed.

I didn't expect that my grandfather (my mom's dad) pass away just one year later my uncle. And it was before my Bachelor graduation.

This year, my grandmother just pass away in February.

So, after experiencing these deaths, if you ask me about reimagining the death for ourselves or lovers, I might not give the correct answer for this.

However, I have learned that nothing is immortal, grasp every opportunity to love and stay with people who you love is really important.

Say or express your love them every time and every moment, that you will less regret when you lose them someday.

If you participated in an End of Life Storytelling Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:

Taipei, Taiwan

*FOR THOSE SUBMITTING TO THE CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS MISSION*

Yu-Ting Huang (Vicky)

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Yu-Ting, thank you so much for sharing your story. Please allow me to extend my sincerest condolences to you and your family for all of your loss. How brave of you to share your story with the world.

I would like to highlight something you wrote: "So, after experiencing these deaths, if you ask me about reimagining the death for ourselves or lovers, I might not give the correct answer for this. However, I have learned that nothing is immortal, grasp every opportunity to love and stay with people who you love is really important. Say or express your love them every time and every moment, that you will less regret when you lose them someday."

You are absolutely 100% giving the correct answer in reimagining the death experience for each person who has the good fortune of reading your story -  by inspiring each of us to be present with those we love and say "I love you," while those important people in our life are still alive and able to receive that love.

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is so valuable! :)  

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Thank you for your comment and opinion.
I never thought that someone will really read this, ha ha.

The reason for me to share my story is that I hope we can reduce our regret.
Everyone has their love one, but sometimes we just forget how important they are.
If we can care them more, show them our love (especially in Asian family).
I think the sadness could be less when we lose them.

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Yu-Ting, Thank YOU for sharing your incredible story! I believe it will be a source of inspiration and encouragement for others to learn from your experience and express their love and support to their loved ones - ultimately having the chance to say goodbye without regret. I am very inspired by your post! Thanks for sharing :) 

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