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
“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 ...
“What is your legacy?”
Frank Lilley interviews his stepfather, David Plant, about approaching the end of his life.
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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 nourishedâ¦I really felt a resurgence of my original inspiration to do this job.”
- Hajime Issan Koyama, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
SM, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
LCSW, ACSW, Assistant Director of Social Work at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City
MSW, MAT, Social Worker, Levine Children’s Hospital
MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire
MDiv, Associate State Director for AARP Virginia
MD, Physician and Artist
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
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
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.