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No matter the circumstances, death is never an easy topic of conversation, but for parents facing a terminal illness the topic is all too real. Thru My Eyes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide these families with the resources they need to leave their legacy with their children and loved ones.

By providing professional filming and editing services free of charge, Thru My Eyes allows families to capture and save special moments of all types, from simple moments like reading books or gathering around the dinner table to more intimate taped video messages delivering words of wisdom. The organization also provides counseling services to help the family work through their emotions during this trying time, making sure to capture on film the moments participants feel are most important to their family.

Thru My Eyes provides a simple process of working directly with a counselor and video crew to ensure participants are getting exactly what they're looking for when the edited and finalized DVD is delivered to their home within one month.

"Everybody should do something like this. You hear the voice, you see the smile, you see the gestures. I thought it was really important that my girls have that. It's a special moment," said a participant named Amy in her video testimonial. "There's some things you never were able to say, and it's easier to talk to a camera."

If you're interested in reaching out to Thru My Eyes, email or visit for more information.

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