StoryCorps Legacy works to collect the stories of those living with serious illness and the many loved ones who support them.

Stories from StoryCorps Legacy

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Rick Bounds and Dorothy Biernack talk about how they met.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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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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“What is your legacy?”

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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


Advisory Group

David G. Stevenson
SM, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Lillian Tsai
LCSW, ACSW, Assistant Director of Social Work at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City

Allie Shukraft
MSW, MAT, Social Worker, Levine Children’s Hospital

Ira Byock
MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire

James L. Brooks
MDiv, Associate State Director for AARP Virginia

Daniel Spurgeon
MD, Physician and Artist


Partner Highlights

Bailey-Boushay House

Buena Vida Nursing and Rehabilitation

Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care

Nevada Senior Services

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Mount Sinai Department of Palliative Medicine and Department of Child Life Creative Arts Therapy

Primary Children’s Medical Center

Suncoast Hospice

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

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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