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11 August 2010

A good end

Every year, hundreds of thousands of South Africans grapple with a terminal illness, yet talking about death and dying is not something that comes naturally to most of us.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of South Africans grapple with a terminal illness, yet talking about death and dying is not something that comes naturally to most of us. Facing up to death is difficult, but for the individual who knows his or her life is drawing to a close, being able to communicate openly and honestly with family and friends is often of immeasurable comfort.
By HELEN SIGNY, additional reporting by GLYNIS HORNING for Reader's Digest magazine

Here, four people facing death talk about their experiences:

 
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