by David Shifrin at, 3/21/18

“Fratkin’s goal is to help people understand and experience the naturalness of death and to complete their lives well.

“ ‘Everyone has the opportunity to heal up until the very last moments of their life and to come to terms with their life and to feel reconciled and to let go of some of the trauma and pain that they have. And that’s what inspires and motivates us, is to make sure that they’re comfortable […] work from the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy all the way up and take it as far as it’s meant to be for each of the individuals that we serve.’ ”

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