Transparent-LotusThe Convenings:  Real Families, Real Choices, Real Life

The Spark

The spark for The Convenings comes from grass roots work done by Honoring Choices Minnesota in communities across the state and the discoveries made about living by a dying man: Bruce Kramer.

Bruce′s Story

Bruce was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. In the weeks after the diagnosis, he asked himself how would he live into the new life he was given. How he decided to live, led to remarkable personal growth that continued until he died in March of 2015. Bruce was 59 years old.

We Know How this Ends, Living While Dying

Throughout that time, Bruce and Minnesota Public Radio host Cathy Wurzer, shared a series of candid broadcast conversations that turned out to be a source of hope and inspiration for listeners around the world. The revealing interviews were the catalyst for a book, We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying, published just days after Bruce died.

The thing about dying is that you have to live through it. - Bruce KramerBefore he died, Bruce got Cathy to promise that she’d carry on his work. His family and friends banded together to create the Bruce H. Kramer Collaborative, a group dedicated to creative community engagement and inspired leadership around living and dying well.

Bruce would be thrilled that Honoring Choices Minnesota is the partner in this exciting new initiative.

For more information visit Honoring Choices or The Convenings.

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