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Susan Ito writes in her blog: Reading, Writing, Living about making that step that is on many of our "to-do" lists but gets pushed back behind all the other necessary parts of the day...writing a will. Susan writes,

The thing that really undid me, though, was this: naming someone to make medical decisions for ME, should my husband not be around, and if I am not capable, and my daughters not old enough. Of course HE instantly named one of his siblings for that position, ie if I were not around. But I did a quick inventory in my mind and suddenly I felt very alone. The only child of an elderly parent.


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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