Tracy Grubbs grew up fascinated, curious and also afraid of death. Her curiosity, plus her interest in Buddhism led her to volunteer at the Zen Hospice Project, a San Francisco center for the dying supported by the Buddhist community. Grubbs spoke with her colleague Lisa Messano.
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This piece was produced by KALW's The Spiritual Edge series, in collaboration with StoryCorps Legacy, an effort to document the experiences of those living with serious illness. For more stories from The Spiritual Edge, click here.
This story originally aired in January of 2016.