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April 16, 2018
Thanks for making us easier to understand the meaning of our life. I will spread your words to my classmates as much as i can.
Respect from UFE-X1795
June 19, 2017
April 21, 2016
Acabo de leer su libro la muerte un amanecer y muy interesante, gracias.
September 25, 2015
In 1974 or 1975, I attended a workshop in Natick, Massachusetts led by Dr. Kubler-Ross. What an experience! She was a wonderful person who helped shape my life! Thank you, Dr. Elisabeth.
August 24, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
April 01, 2015
...godspeed dr ross...godspeed.....
January 05, 2015
Elisabeth changed my life for ever when I attended workshop in Portland Maine. I just wish I was able to realize then what I do now. The farm in Headwaters was a real turning point.
November 06, 2014
I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Ross in Chicago, Illinois when I was in Nursing School around 1974. She sounded like an angel and I was profoundly moved by her message of Hope and Love. Her books have helped me throughout my life in dealing with the death and the Joy of what comes next! Dr. Ross is now an Angel with her God! <
September 04, 2014
I had never dealt with personal loss before my twins murder at the WTC on 9/11.
I found my self as the sole care taker of my mother who had Hep C and my elderly dad at 97.
After they passed I found comfort as a volunteer at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.
I would try to relate my experiences to grieving families but would not tell them about my experience other than to say that there is a very large body of work concerning palliative care and the grieving process. This fact is unknown to most people.
One day 2 years ago the hospital was abuzz about a lecture being given. Professionals from all over came to the lecture. I stood in the back of a packed room and listened to Elisabeth Kubler Ross talking about her work.
I was fascinated with her.
When I saw her OB here I had to share this story.
While on my own journey of of tragedy and grief her life work was a beacon.
Thank you Calvary. Thank you Elisabeth Kubler Ross.
August 31, 2014
August 26, 2014
Thank you for your messages on Elisabeth, her teachings and her relevance in your life. It warms the hearts of her family and those of us at the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation to read your posts. Blessings, Dianne Gray/EKR Foundation
August 24, 2014
Today it´s Elizabeth küebler-Ross´s tenth anniversary since she passed away, but her essence remains quite alive, in spite of te fact that we can not have her physical presence anymore. I was always afraid of death and I could not talk openly about our end, but thanks to Elizabeth´s books I have managed to overcome this terror and Im able to express my views on the topic, which means a great achivement for me. After reading her self-biography,"The wheel of life", I could get to know her and understand that we will all have to face many losses during our entire life, and of course, ours...
I will always thank Elizabeth for her wise words and teachings.
June 12, 2014
I think Elisabeth has done a wonderful job sharing life and death. In reading the book I felt the same way about how we try to keep people here longer in hospitals. When my time comes I hope I am allowed to die in my home peacefully.
May 16, 2014
Through Elisabeth's writings, especially "The Tunnel and The Light", my spirituality has grown and guides me when I sit with a dying patient, as well as when I read "The Dougy Letter" to my nursing school class this past April. When our actions and words come from a position of unconditional love, hearts are opened and lives are forever changed. Thank You Elisabeth!
May 07, 2014
As i support people living cancer I think of Elizbeth Compassion and how she saw
each person.Thank s
May 06, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind message... So glad you found her work! Blessings,
May 04, 2014
I have never heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross but as of today I will. I am going to buy her book on death and dying and once I am finish will give it to my son who is in nursing school. I would of love to gone to one of her lectures, she is someone who makes the world a better place even if she is no longer here her spirit is now with me as I learn from her. Thank you Elisabeth Kubler-Ross today is a much better day because of you.
January 20, 2014
Thank you for your kindness, all. The Foundation does what it can to further Elisabeth's messages. We so appreciate what you have written here... Blessings, The Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation
January 19, 2014
Several years ago I was honored to meet Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, receiving guidance in how to function as a nurse when dealing with death and dying. It was this guidance that assisted me and my family through a tragic experience. I want to thank the foundation for it's continued support of those experiencing grief, death and dying. Elisabeth seemed to offer question... make us think and recognize....thank you.
January 11, 2014
I will be eternally grateful for the sacrifices and the compassion that Ms. Kubler-Ross made on behalf of those who were dying. I am a Registered Nurse and first became acqainted with Dr. Kubler-Ross when her book,Death and Dying was required for one of my classes. The knowledge I have gained from her books, I use daily in the care of my patients.

Trudi, Dunn BSN MSN RN
December 30, 2013
This amazing human being changed my life forever. I did not know she has passed away... I am sad but she is the perfect example of how to handle this event,for which I am deeply grateful! God Bless Elisabeth!
November 25, 2013
I like your website and look forward to see the movie 'After the end'. We make in Belgium also a movie (who become very popular :'The Broken Circle Breakdown':it's about parents who lost a child. Next year Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is 10 year death. I hope many organizations do something for that , to remember .
November 01, 2013
Thank you Doctora.
Your legacy is a international treasure.
I live in Mexico and I was born in Nicaragua, Central America.
I'm an Integrative Pshycologist, and now I'm studying "Manejo del Duelo" (How to handle Grief, etc.) And of course my first contact and learning, as many people in the world, of my own grief experience when I lost my husband -four years a go - was Dra. Kubler-Ross.
August 31, 2013
COURAGE ,,,,,, WISDOM ,,,, COMPASSION ,,AND SUCH LOVE ,, AND FUN ,,,,, I am so glad her voice was heard , love Carolinex
August 31, 2013
Forever grateful for your work On Death and Dying. You helped me understand, and brought me through my Step Father passing on. With your knowledge, I was at peace. Thank You.
June 18, 2013
Dear Dianne

Thank you very much for your kind reply. Do contact me if anything occurs to you
Best wishes
June 13, 2013
For a very long time I have felt that Elisabeth's organisation and her work are grossly understated in Great Britain. It is my intention to rectify this. If you have any thoughts/ideas about how this may be brought about. Obviously I have my own ideas but others input would be invaluable. One thing I have thought about is a chatline ot helpline to which people could turn in time of trouble. Please do not understand the importance of your contribution. Kind Wishes
March 11, 2013
19 years ago on my 50th birthday I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I faced death in a very real way. Once I accepted and surrendered to my creator, I found peace. I am expremely grateful for the mission of service and inspiration of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Thank you.
Sister Ann Catherine Veierstahler
Sister of Charity of St. Joan Antida
February 16, 2013
Ha estat una sort per mi, llegir el llibre "la rueda de la vida" i conèixer l'excepcional vida i obra de l'Elisabeth.Gràcies pels que seguiu el seu camí d'amor i entrega!.
February 16, 2013
Ahir vaig acabar el llibre "La rueda de la vida". Va ser un ser tan excepcional com la seva seva entrega humanitària. Gràcies a tots els que seguiu el seu camí d'amor!!
December 14, 2012
12/14/12 today I was honored to read "On Life After Death". Disapointed to discover author has moved on - I am moving to Scotsdale area from WA state soon - hoped to meet Elisabeth - I also care for Hospice patients through end of life.
November 23, 2012
Thank God for Ms. Elizabeth, it is because of all her great work, grief therapy and one of her books on death and dying that I made it through the death of my mother in 2007. I can hear her saying the pain will hurt but over time it won't hurt as much. My love for Ms. Kubler-Ross is never ending. Thank you so much.
November 14, 2012
I felt her peace, I felt her speak to my soul, I have her peace now, I can feel Selena with me.
October 12, 2012
An amazing woman with an amazing message that will keep her memory alive. Thank you to all who continue her work.
December 13, 2010
Many thanks Elisabeth for your work!
You touched my heart!
December 07, 2010
I'm amazed with the words of Dr. Elizabeth, that was presented to me through my psychologist, in an attempt to calm some of my temors about death and dying. Well, destiny gave me this book (The Whell of life) in the perfect moment and, though the primary objective was understand death, I ended the reading with a lot more lessions learned. Her words and principles are very similar to the principles of budism. But her acts are much more stronger, because touch directely the heart, the body, and, most important, the soul of all people of all religions.
Sometimes, God give gifts to the humanity. Dr. Elizabeth are one of these, for sure.
November 10, 2010
Elisabeth gave death the name is should have. And the honor it should have in all our lives. She was a dear friend to me, my mother and my family. So much so I named my daughter after her.
Elisabeth called my mother "amazing grace" I am so happy that she was apart of my life. I hope that she is enjoying the peace that she deserves. And that Mannie, is close by!

Love (sister rosemary,)
November 03, 2010
October 28, 2010
Became aquainted with Ross' work in the early '70s. Appreciate it even more today in the 21st Century. A belated Thank You for the research that has again comforted me and mine.
October 25, 2010
I just want to thank Elisabeth Kubler-Ross for all her work, she taught us how to live through her work on death. An incredible woman.
October 23, 2010
Elisabeth's theory on the 5 stages of grief has been critised. However, what I can tell you from my personal experience BEFORE even hearing of her theories, is that she was bang on. The only difference is that in my case the "bargaining" stage also involved guilt, ie. "I would have sacrificed this or that if he had lived a bit longer " + "what if I could have prevented the death and helped him live longer". Her theories offer a great insight into grief and help us understand it and cope better.
October 01, 2010
I just want to say that reading¨"The wheel of life" has been the turning point in my life: I was cut half in two as a person, completely broken down and not only it helped me dealing with the stuff but it also gave a new perspective to my life. I will always remember the instant and the place where i began to read the book. My life has been completely different ever since. Thank tou. I will always have you in my heart and soul. With all my love, Susana. Santiago de C. Spain.
September 27, 2010
I just wish to acknowledge how much Elizabeth's work has meant to me over 40 years of nursing and in my private life. When I first read her work it was like a life raft helping me to stay afloat in a sea of dying patients. I just knew she was so right and her guidance has help me to provide compassionate care to many. It has also helped me to ride the waves of grief associated with the loss of family and friends. Thankyou to all who keep Elizabeth's work current and fresh and readily avialble to all.
September 27, 2010
Elizabeth has been a guiding example to me in my Life for many years.Her compassion and love ever present in her work with those many who have been blessed to know of her work with thoses who have been living with a life threating illness.Thanks for being a light to thoses of us who have embraced others who where going through this journey called life and who have been honored to be present in the loving final moments.Love and blessings to All who have been there with a Loved One. Blessing's, Love and Light. Chris
September 25, 2010
I have really enjoined the books Elisabeth wrote. They really helped at the loss of my late husband Tom. It still was hard to accept that he was going home already at 63. I found living without even more difficult. It was hard to move on with my life, as I had promised him I would do.
September 22, 2010
I recently learned about Elizabeth Kubler and checked out a few books of her. she is remarkable in explaining the life after death and how not to be afraid of it. She beautifully illustrated the love between families and how we need to come to term of terminally ill people and relatives and how we can comfort them. I wish I knew her earlier so I could write to her in admiration.

I highly recommend her books to all.


Lida Hesabi
September 13, 2010
I first read On Death and Dying when I was in college in 1970. It was interesting to me then but much more meaningful to me now as I approach the end of my life. Thank you, Elisabeth.
August 31, 2010
I recently lost my son, my beloved only son Michael, and it has been so difficult. I cannot even find the words to say - how much comfort I have found in reading only two of Elisabeth's books. I intend to read them all! I am so grateful that God gave her to us... we really needed Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
August 23, 2010
I will never forget the three days I spent sharing with Elizabeth in the 1980's. She was such a "spit-fire" personality and at the same time, when you spoke with her one-on-one, you knew you had her intire attention and she became very still and calm. She gave me the strength and courage to fully live my life despite being given two life threatening illnesses to face. As part of her legacy I have tried to pay all she taught me forward. Thank you to her children for sharing their Mother with the world at a time when I am sure they would have liked to have her at home with them. There will never be a way to fully measure how she improved the lives of milliions-what a gift she was.
August 23, 2010
per il mio manuel...
August 22, 2010
Elisabeth's quotes comfort me and sustain me through my own grief.

I want to thank all the people who have continued her work.
August 19, 2010
Thank you all who continue Elizabeth's work. Even in the face of eventual death, we are all heroes, bettering the world.
August 16, 2010
Thank you for your wonderful writings on death and dying.

Cindy Maxion
August 08, 2010
July 31, 2010
Hace 6 años ya perdí a mi tía, ella era casi mi madre, cuido de mi désde que era recien nacida, ela me recibió del hospital, cambio mis pañales, cuido enfermedades,me abrigo del frio,me recibia de la escuela, y aun estando cansada me leia un cuento. La amo y la amé demasiado, y aún no puedo superar su muerte tan repentina.
Ojalá hubiese leído antes los libros de la Dra. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, sé que me ayudarian....
Los médico no sólo especialistas en general deberían tener conocimientos tantologicos dentro de los cuidado paleativos, sería de mucha ayuda para las personas cercanas a morir.

Sé comprendiendo todo éste legado, me ayudará a superar mi situación

Gracias por sus libros y por ayudarnos a entender la muerte no como algo doloroso y temible, sinó como una espera de algo mejor para nuestra alma.
July 24, 2010
Luis Nicanor Gonzalez Salazar
Triniadad Moran 950

Dear Sirs:

Just to confirm what millions of peoples have stated during centuries. When you die you became free of your body, there is no force of gravity that attaches you to earth and , suddenly, you feel that something pulls you back to earth and you ask to Heaven: Why did you return me back?

Sincerely yours,

Luis Nicanor Gonzalez
July 20, 2010
Having recently lost my Mother three months ago I am again turning to your writings. Today I will begin reading "On Grief and Grieving". I first read "On Death and Dying" as a teenager. Your words will be an eternal inspiration, you have left us and future generations an invaluable gift through your compassion and insight. Thank you.
July 16, 2010
I have just lost my beloved mother because of a pancreatic cancer. I need some relief and I am currently reading "la rueda de la vida" in Spanish since it's the only version I could get in Argentina but I will do my best to get part of her legacy in English.
thank you, Elisabeth, for your positive messages towards a controversial and taboo topic such as death". sincerely yours, romina
July 08, 2010
All the best on your new destination.
June 22, 2010
Hola, hoy es el 22 de junio de 2010, estoy leyendo "La Rueda de la Vida", y quiero decirle a Elisabeth que admiro su valentía para hacer siempre lo que consideró correcto y así ayudar mucha gente en su transición a la Vida Eterna, yo sé que ahora ella está en el Shanti Nilaya... besos Elisabeth
May 14, 2010
Quelle femme cette Elisabeth ! Quelle grande humaniste ! Malgré un milieu fermé et rigide elle a tout de même continué son travail anti-conformiste en écoutant son coeur et son gros bons sens.. En aimant réellement les personnes qu'elle a côtoyée et accompagnée. Je découvre sa vie à travers les livres et son parcours résonne beaucoup en moi et m'inspire à suivre ma propre voie avec sérénité et confiance. J'ai eu le privilège de côtoyer des personnes en détresse, mourantes, ayant de gros problèmes de santé mentale et bien d'autres et j'ai fait l'expérience aussi que le contact humain, l'amour, l'écoute et la compassion dépassent tout et représentent l'essentiel dans la vie. Merci Élisabeth où que tu sois.. xxx
January 24, 2009
To the Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I have often found comfort from reflecting on what is written at John 5:28,29. I sincerely hope this thought will bring a measure of comfort and hope to your family
August 19, 2008
"If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow." (By Elizabeth Kubler Ross)

I became aware of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in a reading class in college through my professor Linda Albert who not only spoke about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's legacy but also encouraged me to read Ms. Kubler-Ross's such ispiring books. Books that gave me a better understanding and acceptance of death. I simply want to say: Thanks Dr. Kubler-Ross for the generous legacy of useful recomendations and emmotional support.
May 03, 2008
Recently I listened to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's book on tape, "On Life After Death". She has given me the greatest gift, peace and knowledge that there is life beyond this one. I wanted to thank her for the love she showed others and for the answers to the many questions I pondered with everyday. I only wish I could have meet this wonderful woman.
March 22, 2008
i met her in 1971 when I was 23. She was to give a talk and i was in charge of decorating a huge room where she was to speak. She touched my heart then with her hopefilled words to face death. Being in the elevator to take her to the Ladies room was a "treat" and HONOR. Gracias, Elisabeth.
February 26, 2008
As my father was dying in 1987, I became aware of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross through my psychologist. "On Death and Dying" was a remarkable resource for me. Just recently, I became familiar with "On Grief and Grieving" and gave her excellent and final book to a good friend who is now a widow. I simply want to say: "Thanks so very much for the legacy of inspirational guidance and emotional support which Ms. Kubler-Ross continues to provide to us who have had the good fortune to become most acquianted with her invaluable works."
October 02, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 27, 2007
In 1993 as a returning student in my late 30's, I used as references for a term paper on adult child grief for a parent, several of Ms. Kubler-Ross' writings on the subject of death and dying, and they proved invaluable. What began as a homework project evolved into a final healing process after the death of my mother 2 years previous.
Today, on a random internet search, I discovered, to my dismay, the death of this wonderful and insightful woman.
To her family I extend my deepest sympathy for their loss; for this is indeed a great loss for humanity.
September 03, 2007
I thank you so much for providing the tools I needed to comfort those at the untimely death of a dear friend. Your written words are Gods blessings for so many of us who work in the health care profession.My friend was given that beautiful dignity in her final days. May God bless you.
November 02, 2006
To Barbara and Kenneth,
I read you mother's book On Death and Dying when I was assigned to my first ward as a maternity nurse. Invaluable and life-changing, it became a resource book to use over and over both at work, and personally with my own family. Undoubtedly, your mother's grasp of unconditional love lives on. It is what I now know as eternal life. To my knowledge there are no other books or other authors with something to say so profoundly on what remains a taboo subject for mostly good reason. Dwelling on death is unhealthy in the main, but some are called to be there and when you are, it is unimaginable without faith, which is creative even in death. I am writing this in 2006 after happening upon The Wheel of Life. It made sense, following experiences at a formative age,and her words hold even more meaning. In this respect it put me mind of C.S.Lewis. The real momentum of internet communication came after Elisabeth's peak years of activity and I was delighted to see this forum of tribute to an extraordinary mother. To be the children of exceptional persons is a kind of responsibility in itself. Best wishes for the future. Blessings to you both.
October 03, 2006
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross must have been one of the bravest and most dedicated persons the Earth has known. Her later work on life after death is immeasurably valuable, and her sacrifices in this regard will not be forgotten. Aloha, Maile Rose
July 23, 2005
As a nurse, your book was read and followed many times. Your adviced helped others take their time and know they had permission to grieve.
You are sorely missed.
March 14, 2005
you have inspired me

i want to say thanks

love you
January 18, 2005
November 22, 2004
I am reading your Mother's last book "Life Lessons" and I know she is still teaching us how to live. I hope you will "be well" in knowing this.

Many blessings,
June Bourgeois
October 20, 2004
To Elizabeth's Family
I had to pleasure of knowing your Mother and she visited me several times in my home on Long Island.She adored the pictures I had on the walls in my den, especially those of Switzerland. We also shared a great friend in Elwood Babbitt.
I last luncheoned with Elizabeth in Manhattan at the Whole Life Expo. She was a great lady, certainly in the medical profession, but her love for people and willingness to serve anyone who was in need, will make her memory everlasting. Heaven will be a better place with her there..Blessings, Ellie
October 03, 2004
Me fué de gran ayuda cuando murió mi padre y de nuevo ahora que ha fallecido mi madre.

Sus libros hacen que mi dolor sea más leve.

October 02, 2004
To the Family of Elisabeth Kubler Ross,

May God bless your family and be proud of the work done by your Mother to help us deal with the death of love ones.

My sister died last month and her words were a great source of comfort to me in my sadness and loss. I have shared her ideas with many over the years because I believe her work has opened communication between families as they work through the impending and actual death of love ones. As a Registered Nurse I have helped many deal with issues but my sister's death helped me become a better human being. I was able to support my sister during the many phases and actually spoke with her prior to her death about Acceptance. She made peace with those close to her and looked forward to being with God.

God Bless you.
Bernadette Slocum
September 29, 2004
Se ha ido una mujer maravillosa que nos enseñó, a los que trabajamos en Cuidados Paliativos, a abordar al paciente terminal desde una óptica humanizada. Su recuerdo y enseñanzas estarán siempre presentes.
September 28, 2004
Hi, I am forever grateful to this awe-inspiring woman who changed my life and attitute to life as she did with thousands of others. I only wish i could have met her but now i know we shall meet in a far greater place than this some day. once again, Your grreatest Irish Fan, Josie.x
September 27, 2004
Dr. Ross,
Thank you for your dedicated work and love for your fellow man. I learned from you how not to fear death. When my father died in 1983, you helped me accept that I had to let him go. I am eternally grateful. Rest in peace.
September 27, 2004
In 1972 Adair Joiner and I represented the Medical Center in Macon, GA at a Seminar in New York. One of the speakers was Dr.Ross. This was at a time when the subject was taboo in the medical field. I bought her book "On Death and Dying." My experience provided a shoulder to lean on during many years in the ER which included the death of my parents and the death of my friend Adair. I and many other nurses will try to continue her work. May she walk with God and find peace.
September 26, 2004
Sadness. Tears.
All to wiped away.
Making the way
to a beautiful day.
Revelation 21:3,4
September 26, 2004
Dear family members, my sympathy goes out to all of you.

I had the privelege of hearing Elisabeth speak in the mid 1970's at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and have some of her books. She made a great contribution in helping us understand the grief process and life after death.

Bless you,

Jean Levtzow, South Dakota
September 15, 2004
How blessed we were to have Elisabeth among us and to share of her knowledge and wisdom. Thank you and enjoy your new found freedoms dear butterfly!
September 15, 2004
I was saddened to read that Ms. Ross had passed on. Saddened for those of us, left behind. Ms. Ross never knew how instrumental she was in my learning to cope with the deaths of those I have loved. I know that she is singing with the angels.
September 15, 2004
To the Family of Elisabeth, I extent my great joy in the celebration of your mother's life and extend my sympathy in your loss. As a young RN, I was a U of Chicago Clinics when her research started there on death and dying. I was shocked at the resistence she met. Since that time I have made it a point to recognize the importance of the dying process and the people involved. Elisabeth's contribution of all of us and also to me personally and professionally knows no bounds. I thank her for all she has contributed to our knowledge of the dying process. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
September 14, 2004
Like so many of your guests on this site, I experienced a terrible tragedy when my youngest child and only son, John, died while scuba-diving in Gloucester, Massachusetts in July, 1996. He was only 27 years of age.

Needless to say, our family was devastated - how do you go forward after something like this happens? Fortunately, we had a strong faith, and I was also blessed to be introduced to Dr. Kubler-Ross' books which I had been given to me as a gift. I absorbed them like a sponge - both her wisdom and her humor. I have since shared them and recommended them to so many others. Because I do hospice work, it gives me much pleasure to share them with families of those who are near death.

God Bless you, Elizabeth - you will forever be in my prayers and in my thoughts.
September 13, 2004
My mother died young and unexpectedly in late 1973 when I was 21 years old. That summer I had been part of a para-professional counselor/study group that had read and discussed your Mother's book "On Death and Dying". I was so fortunate in having read this book only weeks befor my own mother died!

Your mother's wisdom provided me with an intellectual understanding of what I and family members were experiencing, it prepared me to make difficult decisions, and it gave me a base of understanding that has taught me how to better offer support to others who have needed to deal with the process of death.

I have always thought that your Mother's books should be recommended reading for high school students to help prepare them for their future and in dealing with their own life and death experiences.

Thank you for sharing your mother with the world for all of these years!
September 13, 2004
I will always be so thankful for the wonderful books written by Dr. Ross. Her books have helped me through my late father's illness and continue to give me comfort now in my grieving after his recent death in July. She really helped me better understand life after death.
September 09, 2004
Para la familia de la Sra. Kubler Ross:
Con lagrimas y emoción, leí la noticia del fallecimiento de la Dra.E Kubler Ross.
Privilegiados aquellos que la conocieron. Su fuerza, su dulzura, su don de gente plasmados en sus libros,son legados que deja para aquellos que no la conocimos personalmente. Sus consejos y experiencia serán siempre apoyo y guia para muchos.
September 09, 2004
What a loss to the entire world. Her great mind and wonderful ensights will be sadly missed.
September 08, 2004
Dr. Kubler-Ross trained many people in her lifetime on dealing with the dying. One of her students was Sister Teresa Marie McIntier, CSJ, RN, MS in Phoenix. Sister Teresa passed on that education to me, and together and separately we have trained hundreds of others. Dr. Kubler-Ross will never die in our hearts and teaching, and through her courage and love, we will never fear death.
September 03, 2004
Elizabeth will always be a light in our road in life, and I thank to God for this, all my love to her family and friends
Dora Serans M.D.
September 03, 2004
Many years ago (late 60's) your mom spoke before our Nurses Club, I remember my friend picked her up at the airport just in time to deliver her speech & commented on what a down to earth person she was. Unfortunately I missed the lecture, but have not been without her book On Death and Dying. She has helped so many people over so many years...May she now rest in peace..
September 03, 2004
To the family of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Your mother and her teachings has meant so much in my life. I have listened to her audio tapes for over 25 years and still marvel at her wisdom and compassion. It was my honor to have known her.
September 02, 2004
A real pioneer in the field of medicine. I really appreciate what she has done for the terminally ill. I lost a friend yesterday who was in a hospice center. She was able to rest in peace. May the family find comfort like I did to know that the Most High God will remember those who have fallen asleep. John 5:28,29.

September 01, 2004
I learned much from this woman as did anyone who ever entered the healing professions. Her compassionate words will forever be part of conversation in this world. May she rest in peace, always.
September 01, 2004
I learned of your mother in a understanding death and dying class in college. She inspired me to deal with my own impending death and to help prepare thoes around me. I had been given a diagnosis from my Dr. and it cut down my life expectancy and I was crushed till my college professor encouraged me to read this book. Our class spoke extensivly about her and her book and how it has paved the way for hospice care. I was sorry to hear of her passing. I only wish I had, had the opportunity to tell her in person how much she has helped me. I am sure she knows :)....May you find comfort in all the lives she has touch, I can only hope to have such a legacy. I pray you find peace.

Alexandra Leon
September 01, 2004
To the Family of Elisabeth,
Elisabeth has been a blessing in my life. I was first introduced to her writings and humble services when I took training for Hospice back in 1986. Her works, her life, have been a great source of influence and courage to me in humbly being there for the dying and their families. Mother Theresa always spoke about the mysterious and beautiful moment which awaits us all. And that death is the full surrender of ourselves to love, like a falling into the arms of God. Your time her on earth has ended but your works will live on. Rest in peace Elisabeth in His arms, you will be remembers as a good and faithful servant.
With Gentle Sympathy,
In His Love,
Shirley Berube
August 31, 2004
I wish that I read more about Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, my mother recently passed away, while my sisters and I were with her, I feel that we could have gained knowledge from Ms. Kubler -Ross had we prepared ourselves with her information, the dignity of dying, the death itself, also showed us how to live.....I know that I will now find comfort in Ms. Kubler-Ross's books and look forward to understanding what I am about to embark....
Deidre Acord
August 30, 2004
I was saddened to hear of Elisabeth's passing, for her family and for those not blessed with having been influenced by her knowledge, her spirit, her heart and her many gifts. For Elisabeth, I am joyful that her butterfly is free to explore the realms she could only before visit.

I count Elisabeth as one of the most profound influences in my life; a woman whose teachings, compassion and love helped to heal me after the death of my daughter and the suicide of my husband. Because her work, and indeed the work of all of us who were taught and touched by her, is so much larger than any single individual, it will endure to contribute for generations.

She was the best of what humanity is--sublimely flawed, supremely tenacious, and magnificent in her vision of what we all could be for ourselves and for each other.

It was great honor to have known her. My condolences to her loved ones.
August 30, 2004
Family of Dr. Kubler-Ross:

"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from." She was a blessing.

Kate Mead
August 30, 2004
May you rest in peace. You helped many people including me after the death of my much loved son. God bless you and your family. Hugs Helen McNamara. N.Z.
August 30, 2004
Dear Elizabeth and Family,
Thank you for all that you have given, so that so many could be touched by the love and healing that your passion and compassion brought.
Ron and I are eternally grateful for the LTD work and how it served to help us heal. I can still hear you saying, "You must first learn to say NO before you say YES." Ain't it the truth. Elizabeth, thank you for the reminder and courage to be authentic!!!
LOVE & L*ght,
August 30, 2004
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I know that no matter how much we know about death and dying we still feel a tremendous sadness when we lose one of our own. I have been in the medical field for fifteen years and I still recall the eye opening lessons I learned thanks to Mrs. Kubler-Ross. She was an awsome and compelling teacher. Many families have been comforted by medical professionals who recieved their training as a result of her work. I know she is reaping a miraculous reward for a life lived in service to her fellow human being. May God bless and be with you and yours in this time of grief.
August 30, 2004
Dr. Ross wrote a verse about "Beautiful People" and it so touched my heart I have shared it with friends that were also touched and inspired by it. She most surely was one of the beautiful people and her wisdom and sensitivity will be missed by all. I'm sure she is enjoying her dance in the universe!
Best wishes to her family and friends.
August 30, 2004
A graduation celebration. I have such respect and admiration for your mother. The words that always come to my mind when I hear of a death is that it is just graduating to the next life. No pain, no fear, just beautiful freedom and unconditional love. Elizabeth was and is a true example of unconditional love. No one is ever gone as long as they are remembered. Elizabeth will always live on. God Bless your family.
August 30, 2004
Dear Family of Dr. Kubler-Ross,
She was an inspiration in the beginnings of my ministry in the Catholic faith since the late 70's. After reading her first book, "On Death and Dying" I became interested in the terminally ill and began working in hospice. My prayers are with you in your loss.
August 30, 2004
Your books are an inspiration to everyone who reads them. I lost my mom to cancer and your words were very comforting. My faith is very strong and she lived a beautiful life, even still those left behind always need as much support as possible and you helped to provide that. thanks so much.
August 30, 2004
Thank you for all you have done for the many students in the counseling field who are learning to help individuals through one of life's very difficult transistions.
August 30, 2004
August 30, 2004
Dear Family of Dr. Kubler-Ross:

The impact of this outstanding physician's work on my personal practice as a critical care nurse and a former hospice program bereavement coordinator has been profound. Her books changed my outlook on caring for the dying, and, I believe, helped mold me into a more compassionate nurse. She will be greatly missed.
August 30, 2004
A great legacy has been left for the world to follow, thanks to Dr. Kubler-Ross. Her theories and writings are the mainstay of end of life care and humane treatment to the terminally ill.
Elisa Bachrow Hinken, LPN
August 30, 2004
To the family of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: You have my sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult time. Please know that your loved one has left behind a legacy and contribution that has and will continue to bring peace, hope and understanding to so many in their most challenging and difficult times of grief and loss.

Not only has her work helped so many patients and their families, but it has also been instrumental in facilitating understanding and acceptance of the complete circle of life for countless nursing students.

Thank you for sharing her with the world. She will continue to touch and help so many people around the world for years to come.

May God Bless You All!
August 30, 2004
Elisabeth's work, and especially her externalization techniques, completely transformed my life. She helped me see what I needed to heal and the road to that healing. I learned and grew so much after the "divine manipulation" in 1983 that brought her work and workshops into my life. I am deeply, eternally grateful. Although she was certainly not all sweetness and light, someone once called Elisabeth an incarnation of the Goddess, and perhaps that captures something of the enormous gifts she brought us all. Those of us who know we were touched by her - and there are millions more whose life and/or death she enriched without their realizing it - can rejoice that she has been set free as she was so ready to do. We know, Elisabeth, that death doesn't really exist, but we will miss you nonetheless.
August 29, 2004
You opened the door to acceptance and understanding of death and the dying. An angel of our times.
August 29, 2004
Dear Family members,

In less than three years, I have lost six family members, friends, loved ones. In addition, two family members now are terminally ill.

The wonderful work of Elisabeth has helped me so much in these difficult times, for whic I am so grateful.

May you find peace and love coming your way; Elisabeth's helpfulness transcends place and time.


Villa Park, IL
August 29, 2004
Thank-you for all your inspiring books and audio tapes. When I lost my father to cancer, it was your stories that helped me understand death and dying. You have made a difference in many lives, speaking about the "incredible journey". You will be truly missed
August 29, 2004
Thank you, your work lives in memory and in text. It changed my life.
August 29, 2004
A dynamic and inspiring leader in health care. One of the greatest mentors of all time. Thank you for giving all of us in health care your gifts of comfort and knowledge on one of most challenging yet simple processes in life. Your legacy lives on for everyone.
Just one of many steps in life's Journey.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we all remember you.
Linda Biondini RN, BC
August 29, 2004
Thank you for bringing humanity and a sence of dignity to our lives. The world has suffered a great loss.
August 29, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ms. Ross was a mentor to me during my years at Nursing School. Her books and writings brought me strength and stamina and a better understanding and acceptance of death and the grieving process. She will be truly missed but her work will remain forever. Most Sincerely,
Donna Guillemette RN
August 29, 2004
Dear Family- I recentlly lost my father. God, time, and the great writings and advice of your mother, are helping me through my own journey of grief. Her teachings have also helped me as a nurse in working with many families through Hospice. May her memories, and the spirits and angels of those she's touched continue to comfort you as you now experience this journey yourself. Sincerely, Gayla Cox, RN (Lakeside, AZ)
August 28, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your writings help shape the nurse I am. You touched my heart and gave me knowledge in regards to those that are ill and those that are dying. May you rest in peace.
August 28, 2004
Dr. Kubler-Ross has given me hope and solace at a time when I could find none. Words could not express my gratitiude.
My deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones.
August 28, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the recent death of your mother. She certainly opened a taboo subject and brought dignity and respect into the lives of so many of us. I will treasure her many writings and hope someday to meet her with a hug.
August 28, 2004
Dr. Kubler-Ross helped me help many of my patients, and just as importantly, helped me help their families, deal with the loss of their loved ones...Words cannot express how much that meant -- even in experiences with the passing of my own family members, I have been able to contribute to making their passings a treasured last memory, rather than a cold, frightening, and sterile experience. I learned of her work in nursing school, but continue even today to study, and employ, her wisdom in practice. For my patients whom have passed, and for their families, for my own family members, and for myself: Thank you. Thank God for you. Bless you, Dr. Kubler-Ross. And to her family: Thank you and blessings to you for sharing her with all of us. May you find comfort in knowing that, wise beyond this earthly existence and helping more people than she could know, she was, is, truly an angel.
August 28, 2004
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."

I had never heard of Elisabeth or her famous book, "On Death and Dying" until today (8/27/04). Earlier today something came out that reminded me of my mother and father who have both passed away. My father passed away 16 years ago and my mother passed away two years ago. I am still grieving to this day over both their deaths. I am an only child. I never married and never had any children. My family is not close, so when my parents died, I was left alone with no one. I was very close to both my parents and I still am dealing with grief issues. Something came up today that reminded me of my parents and all the feelings of sorrow, guilt and anger came to the surface and I cried and cried. Then this evening I was watching the TV show, "Joan of Arcadia" and in this evening's episode they mention Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and her book, "On Death and Dying". I though, "Hmmm...maybe this is a book I should read." So, then I got on the Internet to see if I could find any information on this book and obituaries popped up that said Elisabeth Kubler-Ross passed away YESTERDAY! Then I found the above quote by Ms. Kubler-Ross. I suddenly realized that Ms. Kubler-Ross is trying to tell me something from the great beyond. All this happening in a 24 hour period is just too strange to be just a coincidence.

Thank you Elisabeth Kubler-Ross for leading me to your book that should give me comfort and hopefully some closure to deal with the grieving I am experiencing.

My deepest sympathies to Ms. Kubler-Ross's family. Being the family of Ms. Kubler-Ross, I'm sure you all take comfort in knowing this is not the end, only the beginning. Elisabeth has graduated.
August 27, 2004
Dear Loved Ones,
In 1979, Elizabeth gave a lecture in Memphis, Tn. I and my son were to attend. We did not make it to the lecture. You see my son, Billy Baker age 8, was dying of leukemia at St Jude Hospital. My son was to have introduced her. He was however on death's door.
Elizabeth suprised everyone by coming to the hospital and seeing us. Billy at that time has lost his ability to speak. But they comunicated.
It was a wonderful feeling to have someone so good there to show us that he was going to be an angel in heaven.
He died just shortly after she left.
God bless you all and your angel in heaven. I know that my son is up there with her.
August 27, 2004
Dear Family,

I have always admired the wonderful work your mother has done with the dying. Her insight and compassion for life has helped all in supporting others towards a peaceful deaths. I heard her speak many years ago...and her passion for hospice has touched my heart and soul. God Bless!
August 27, 2004
To the Family of Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
My mother passed away from cancer in 1982. I had a very difficult time dealing with her death. Someone suggested I read " On Death and Dying". It brought me a better understanding of death and helped me through one of the saddest times in my life. My husbqnd passed away recently and in my saddness, I remembered so much of the book and that helped me. Also so many friends suggested the book to me as they too had been helped by reading it. Her work lives on to benfit so many. My prayers are with you.
August 27, 2004
I know that there are Angels walking this earth and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross helped develop many of them. I have taught from and benefited from her knowledge without ever knowing her.
August 27, 2004
It was the year 1978, I was in my 40's with a husband, two children in Junior High School and went back to Cal State Fullerton to get a college education and become a teacher of Physical Education. It was there that Dr. Kenneth Revizza in the P.E. Dept -- (Yoga Professor and Psychology of Sport) had his wife visit and lecture. Clair Revizza told our group about the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and showed us the book "On Death and Dying" -- my what an impact that had on all of us and I personally bought several copies as loaners and gifts over the years. Elisabeth was truly sent from Heaven to minister as a St. Theresa -- what a marvelous soul among so many in a chaotic world. May she sore with the Angels in Heaven and be a guardian Angel to others still on the Earth Plane.
August 27, 2004
Kenneth and Barbara, May you be especially Blessed in this most Sacred Time of Great Grace and Acceleration on the planet as we celebrate your Mother's Transition/Ascension. I treasure the Cycle of Life Lessons we shared in the 80's. There'll be some serious celebrating going on in Spirit world to the music: "All is Well with My Soul"! Hooray! Thank you both for so generously sharing your Mom with all of us. Love, Claire O'Classen
The New Golden Age Center of Light
Wallingford, Vermont
August 27, 2004
Dear Kenneth,
I want to share your greef but also the joy of knowing Elisabeth finaly got her wish and is now reunited with her sister.
We met at you mother's house, I consider a great privilege having known her and beeing able to visit her often in her house and later on the facility on Shea.
She helped my companion to accept dying of AIDs and she helped me dealing with my loss.She was always fisty, opinionated and passionate during our conversations. I will miss our meetings,sharing stories and Swiss chocolate...
After helping so many people she can now rest. She always told when I would die I should go to the Pleiades....I hope to meet her there one day.
August 27, 2004
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross made a profound, kind and intelligent plea for the humane treatment of the dying. I read her book in the early 70's and it changed my life. It started me on the path toward becoming a psychologist after I volunteered with Hospice Atlanta for a year. I also began my personal journey away from my fear of dying. I like to believe that I will still get to meet her someday. The world is a little less bright - for now.
August 27, 2004
To Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's loved ones,
I never met your mom but did read
one of her books in High School. The
7 Stages of Death and Dying. During
my life I have referred back to the
lessons in the book to get me through
challenging struggles. It really influenced
me when my mom passes away 11 years
ago and helped me to prioritize my family.
Know that your Mom touched many lives
and will continue through her knowledge
that she shared with everyone.

My thoughts are with you during this time,
August 27, 2004
To Elisabeth's children:

I had the pleasure of attending your mother's lecture "on Death and Dying" in the early 1970's. Being a new graduate nurse I was truly inspired and continue to follow her direction in caring for the dying. My condolences to you.

August 27, 2004
Words can not express such a potent influence upon my life. She did good. God willing she dances in the stars....laughing of course.
August 27, 2004
Elizabeth K. Ross-required reading to becoming a Registered Nurse.
August 26, 2004
August 26, 2004
From Death The Final Stage of Growth:
In order to be at peace, it is necessary to feel a sense of history--that you are both part of what has come before and part of what is yet to come. Being thus surrounded, you are not alone; and the sense of urgency that pervades the present is put in perspective: Do not frivolously use the time that is yours to spend. Cherish it,
That each day may bring new growth, insight, and awareness. Use this growth not selfishly, but rather in service of what may be, in the future tide of time. Never allow a day to pass that did not add to what was understood before. Let each day be a stone in the path of growth. Do not rest until what was intended has been done. But remember go as slowly as is necessary in order to sustain a steady pace; do not expend energy in waste. Finally, do not allow the illusory urgencies of the immediate to distract you from your vision of the eternal . . .
August 26, 2004
To Elisabeth's children: Just as I empathize with your loss, I rejoice that your mom was such a genuine caring woman who dedicated her life to helping so many people. In the seventies, I lived in Philadelphia and your Mom and I met when she spoke at seminar held at the hospital where I worked. At that time, I was a nun and she spent 2 nights with us. We immediately were kindred spirits and I owe a great deal of my meaningful life to her. Both of you were always on her mind. I remember walking with her during the lunch break so she could get some leaves for your leaf collection. After that we communicated often for several years and I feel blessed. I still work with cancer patients both as a nurse and a pastoral counselor and that is thanks to the passion your mom inspired in me. I did meet both of you several years ago when your mom was receiving an award at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. Please know that my heartfelt thougts and prayers are with you.
Donna Lewis
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