Don't Be Caught Dead Without This

Don’t Be Caught Dead Without What?

Building Final Roadmap® has been a labor of love, years in the making. Working in healthcare for over three decades Kerry Shannon, our cofounder, witnessed firsthand many of the challenges around dying in America today. Convinced that most issues arising at end of life can be prevented or alleviated with planning, we set out to create a better way. While studying for her master’s degree in bioethics at Loyola Medical School to help formulate the content of Final Roadmap®, Kerry stated, only partly in jest, “I hope no one gets caught dead without this”. As this produced a good chuckle from many, we decided this would be the name of our blog and newsletter.

This is an auspicious time in the end of life arena. Daily we learn about the deaths of renowned public figures from the ‘Greatest Generation’. Baby Boomers are considering their mortality through Celebrations of Life, Death Cafes, and alternatives to traditional burial. The media is giving more attention to the importance of end of life planning. Finally (no pun intended) talking about dying is losing its stigma and discussing death is no longer taboo.

At Final Roadmap® we try to help you to think about what you want for yourself. I hope you find the following thoughts helpful.

Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne is the co-founder of Final Roadmap, a secure, comprehensive online guide and toolkit for end of life preparation. Steve is passionate about preaching the importance of planning. He is an entrepreneur and businessman. He has started numerous small businesses and has a track record of outstanding customer service and customer sensitivity. His volunteer resume includes working with hospice patients and adults with special needs.

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