StoryCorps Legacy collects the stories of people living with serious illness and the many loved ones who support them.
Stories from StoryCorps Legacy
“What do you feel you've learned from cancer?”
Jerris Marr interviews his 10-year-old daughter Faith about surviving bone cancer on her spine.
“I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live.”
Rick Bounds and Dorothy Biernack talk about how they met.
“How did you feel at such a young age to have such a big sickness?”
When Elizabeth Chatelain first took her teenaged daughter Christy Jourdain to the hospital, she thought Christy was suffering from an ...
“I don't think I ever felt more beautiful than I did that day...”
Lorraine Benavides talks about being diagnosed with cancer, the faith that kept her strong throughout her treatment and the endless ...
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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
Advisor, Training and Outreach
AARP Office of Volunteerism and Service
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
Institute for Human Caring
Providence Health and Services
Social Worker, Levine Children’s Hospital
Physician and Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Associate Professor of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Assistant Director, Social Work
Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
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
Door-to-Door and StoryCorps Legacy conducted a training with the Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Legacy... Read more.