A note from Mike Murphy on the Living/Dying Project
Finding God in Our Hearts
My wife, Margot, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2002. She was twenty-nine years old. Over the years she pursued both conventional and alternative treatments, but in June of 2011 she was told she had no more than a week to live. Our dear friend Mira had known Dale Borglum, founder of the Living/Dying Project, for many years and suggested we seek his support. We agreed. Mira contacted Dale and he offered to meet with us. Margot was in the house with our family when Dale arrived. I first met with him on the driveway. Dale asked me a number of questions about the situation at the moment, and about our family members and their spiritual beliefs. I told him that Margot and I attended Catholic Mass, but were open to all spiritual beliefs and believed God was to be found at the core of all religions, but most importantly in our hearts. Over the next five days Dale ministered to our family. With Dale’s guidance we found peace and love in a very difficult situation. With his support Margot and I, her parents, her sister and her family, our children and grandchildren, my siblings and their children all found healing. When Margot left her body she was filled of love,peace, and joy. She innately had all of these qualities, of course, but Dale was able to bring her great peace as she approached the end of her life and brought tremendous peace and love to me and our family. I will be forever indebted to Dale and The Living/Dying Project. I urge anyone facing
death to reach out to Dale and the Living/Dying Project for their kind and loving expertise. Margot is missed by us all, but it gives me great solace knowing she left her body with such peace and love in her mind and heart.
Newly Elected Member of the Living/Dying Project Board