Lucy Kalanithi

What makes life worth living in the face of death

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In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."

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Lucy Kalanithi · Caregiver

Lucy Kalanithi is dedicated to helping others choose the health care and end-of-life experiences that best align with their values.

Lucy Kalanithi is dedicated to helping others choose the health care and end-of-life experiences that best align with their values.