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Lucy Kalanithi: What makes life worth living in the face of death

When Lucy Kalanithi's husband Paul was 36 years old, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In his final months, he wrote “When Breath Becomes Air,” a reflection on facing death and finding meaning in the experience. Paul asked Lucy to publish his book after his death—she fulfilled that promise, and their family's story has moved millions of people around the world. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi shares what she learned about life through her husband's illness and death—that ‘being human doesn’t happen despite suffering—it happens within it.’

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