Living on a Timeline

We all wonder what we’ll do, how we’ll react, if (or when) we receive news of our own or a loved one’s terminal diagnosis—and how we’ll go on living when we have that information.

This is the story of how one young, newly married couple did just that:

  • They requested that doctors never tell them how long was left
  • They skipped the bucket-list approach to living life
  • They “accepted the impermanence of the situation but they didn’t dwell on it”
  • They spent time watching TV
  • They got pregnant and had a baby

Read more about Nora and Aaron’s story here. 

And check out Nora McInerny Purmort’s memoir, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too).

Photograph: Nora McInerny Purmont

Comments

Newsletters are few and we promise never to spam you or share your contact information.

We’ll give you something to talk about!

For updates on our documentary and where you can see it, as well as new articles and podcasts from the WYD team – sign up!