Written legacies preserve personal history and ensure that memories stay alive. The heartbreaking reality is that many legacies are not written until after a person has passed away and a family member or acquaintance is then required to quickly compose an obituary while they grieve. This means that most people never get to read their legacies, and even worse, they do not have a say in what exactly is written. I'm setting out to change that with The Written Legacies Project.
How does the process work?
Simply fill out the form below either for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. Once I receive the form, I will reach out as soon as possible to coordinate an interview in the method that works best for both parties (e.g., over the phone, in-person). The interview will be aimed at me getting to really know the legacy recipient. I will also need the dates of any significant life events worth noting, as well as a list of family members and other close personal connections. I will then compose the legacy and send to the recipient and/or loved one. I will work to incorporate any requested changes, as needed. Word count will vary by legacy, but generally, they will be around 400 words. Please note, if I receive a high volume of requests, I will pause applications so that I can ensure I am providing the highest level of care to each written legacy.
How much does it cost?
All legacy writing services are done free of charge. If, for some reason, you have an additional writing request outside of my normal legacy writing services, we can discuss pricing then.
Who is eligible to fill out an application?
Currently, I'm only accepting applications for persons who are over the age of 75 or individuals have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Recipients must live in the Eastern Shore area.