April 19th, 2017
“By getting out here and challenging people to think about their deaths, it makes them think about their dreams and put their lives in perspective, and hopefully it will lead into them thinking about documenting end-of-life care decision making,” says Carr.
October 27th, 2016
Earl Lee Gray, better known as Happy, was a disabled veteran in Asheville, North Carolina who sat in a chair on Biltmore Avenue every day taking care of the local Before I Die
wall. His spirit lives on in the hundreds of people he touched.
August 6th, 2016 Before I Die
makes its way to Town of Tonawanda cemetery: "The first week it was up, when within days someone put, ‘I want to have a living child,’ I knew we were giving people a place to express their emotions, their dreams, their desires."
June 16th, 2016
Bailey Meyers, 15, made a wall for his New Haven community: "I think when people anonymously put things on the boards, then they’re more honest about it... because there’s no one judging them… A lot of times we’re just constantly hurtling through life... this will help people get back on track."
March 20th, 2016
"By placing the emphasis on the end of life with this project, the conversation is a natural stepping stone to the growing importance and acceptance of palliative care."
November 20th, 2013
"What makes the world significant — more than that, what makes 'the aggregate of our joy and suffering' significant — is perhaps the simplicity and sincerity of our answers to the simplest and most sincere of questions."
November 1st, 2013
To help celebrate the book launch, an “International Day of Walls” event will happen on November 5 that will bring together even more people from cities worldwide who will put up their own interactive art wall.