Xella – Losing part of her intestine

“I don’t think about it much, but I’m damn lucky to be alive”

This is Xella describing losing part of her large intestine.


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Colleen – Losing a kitten

“Oh my god, I love you, I don’t want you to die.”

This is Colleen describing the runt of the litter, her love for him, and how he died.


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David – Losing his grandmother

“I’d been to funerals and been to wakes, I’d seen bodies displayed in caskets, but never just in a bed in the house you grew up in.”

This is David describing his grandmother and her death.


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Mar – Losing her doll

“It dawned on me that she wasn’t there and it was just like this, it was like losing a child, but I was kid.”

This is Mar, describing the loss of a doll.


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Patricia – Losing her first love

“I couldn’t believe it was real, because he was just there and now he is not.”

This is Patricia, describing the loss of her first love, Taylor.


I have never interviewed anyone, I have never edited audio, I have no idea what I am doing. Seriously.

The process of editing the story down to under 10 minutes means that I listened to her story and her voice over and over again. Each time I hear it, it gets a bit more heartbreaking and sad.