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Lorraine Benavides

Lorraine Benavides talks about being diagnosed with cancer, the faith that kept her strong throughout her treatment and the endless support she received from friends and family.

David Plant and Frank Lilley

This is a story about reaching the end of life.

It was recorded as part of our Legacy Initiative–an effort to collect interviews with people who have life-threatening conditions.

In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. Since then, the cancer has metastasized in other parts of his body.

David sat down for a StoryCorps Legacy interview with his stepson, Frank Lilley.


StoryCorps Legacy

If you could hold on to one memory from your life forever, what would that be? How has your life been different than what you’d imagined? How would you like to be remembered? Do you have any regrets?

StoryCorps Legacy provides people of all ages with serious illness and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories by partnering with organizations across the country, including hospitals and clinics, pediatric centers, hospice and palliative care departments, and disease specific organizations. We provide trainings to prepare our partners to conduct and record interviews using equipment we provide, and we help them incorporate the StoryCorps experience into their existing services.

Featured Stories from Legacy

Leonardo’s Dreams
A blue illustration of an older man with white hair and a mustache lying in a raised bed with a red oxygen tank, surrounded by six family members to his left and right, who look at him with concern.
My Aunties
An illustration of a young white boy with a round haircut, big red glasses, and a red-and-white striped shirt, surrounded by eight white men in front of a picket fence. They are all smiling at the viewer.


"I don't think I ever felt more beautiful than I did that day..."
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“I would sit right next to her and I would grab her cheek and I would pull her skin up like a tent, you know?”
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Advisory Group

James L. Brooks, Advisor, Training and Outreach, AARP Office of Volunteerism and Service (Richmond, VA)

Ira Byock, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph (Gardena, 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 Center (New York, NY)


Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Hinds Hospice (Fresno, CA)

Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix, AZ)

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department (New York, NY)

Norwell VNA and Hospice (Norwell, MA)

North Shore-LIJ Health System (New Hyde Park, NY)

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)

Transitions Clinic Network (New Haven, CT)

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center (Scottdale, AZ)

Zen Hospice Project/UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)

Click here to view the complete list of StoryCorps partners.

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