StoryCorps Legacy collects the stories of people living with serious illness and the many loved ones who support them.

Stories from StoryCorps Legacy

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Barbra Hendricks and her son, Brent discuss what it's like to live with Cystic Fibrosis, and remember Brent's sister Tiffany, ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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“What do you feel you've learned from cancer?”
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“I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live.”
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“How did you feel at such a young age to have such a big sickness?”
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“I don't think I ever felt more beautiful than I did that day...”

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About StoryCorps Legacy

StoryCorps Legacy provides people with serious illness of all ages and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories.

We partner with organizations that serve people with serious illness and their families. These include hospice care, palliative care, and disease-specific centers.

We assist our partners in incorporating the StoryCorps interview experience into their existing services by training and preparing them to conduct and record interviews using equipment that we provide.

To learn more about partnerships, contact us via this form or call 646-723-7027.

From Our Participants & Partners

“Making the recording was such a joy and now to have the CD and pictures as a reminder is so very meaningful…Many thanks for the amazing work you all do and the priceless gifts you offer.”

– Gail Moore, Legacy Participant

“Seeing people be nourished by this project also makes us feel nourished…I really felt a resurgence of my original inspiration to do this job.”

– Hajime Issan Koyama, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care


Legacy Advisory Group

James L. Brooks

Advisor, Training and Outreach
AARP Office of Volunteerism and Service
Richmond, VA

Ira Byock
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
Institute for Human Caring
Providence Health and Services
Torrance, CA

Allie Shukraft
Social Worker, Levine Children’s Hospital
Charlotte, NC

Daniel Spurgeon
Physician and Writer
Los Angeles, CA

David G. Stevenson
Associate Professor of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Lillian Tsai
Assistant Director, Social Work
Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY


Partner Highlights

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Hinds Hospice

Hospice of the Valley

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital and Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department

Norwell VNA and Hospice

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Transitions Clinic Network

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center

Zen Hospice Project/ UCSF Medical Center

View the complete list of all of our partners here!

News from StoryCorps Legacy
Equipment Training

Door-to-Door and StoryCorps Legacy conducted a training with the Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Legacy... Read more.


Funding for StoryCorps Legacy Provided by
Joseph and Carol Reich

  • Major Funding Provided By

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  • National Partners

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