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Fawn Cheng & Michael Heller

Season 3, Ep. 33

Introducing, One Last Thing


One Last Thing is a video experience accompanied by a digital lifebook; a place for everything you need to share the story about your life and plan for death. One Last Thing takes the guesswork out of how to get started. We guide you and provide thought-starters, so it feels natural to share memories, tell your story, and express what matters most.


One Last Thing makes a tough thing easier. We cover the tactical aspects such as your:

  • medical and healthcare directives
  • estate and finances
  • digital life
  • memorial
  • personal belongings


...and then we get to the good stuff, the lessons you've learned, your secrets to a good life, and so much more. We even guide and support you as you write letters that will be sent after you're gone, a treasure that will stay with your loved ones.

One Last Thing is your story of living and dying well. The end result is a cover to cover, comprehensive lifebook that’s uniquely about you.

Early backers will get access to our private online community for live Q&A's, interviews, webinars, and additional content.


Fawn: As a hospice volunteer, an end-of-life Doula, and now an educator, I understand the complexities of dying and the difficulties loved ones face when managing their affairs after their loved one has passed on. There’s so much that’s missing currently in the way that we die.


Michael: As a storyteller and visual arts creator, the thing I keep returning to is that I want my life to mean something. Something I can pass on that will be of use to those that come after me. When we share our stories, truths, perspectives with others, that's how we pass down our values and traditions.


Join the Kickstarter...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onelastthing/one-last-thing?ref=project_email

There is no greater gift to those we love and ourselves, then to have a chance to share that.

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