Rosie Magazine

Page 10 of November 2002 Rosie Magazine:
LIFECHRONICLES

In 1998, Kate Carter of Santa Barbara, California, started an organization, LifeChronicles, to help birth mothers giving their babies up for adoption, as well as people with degenerative or terminal illnesses, communicate lifelong memories through videotape. For the family members, the tapes capture and preserve certain things that tend to slip away over time–the way a dad tells a story, the way a daughter dances and laughs or, in the case of adoptions, the sights and sounds of a birth mother, who may otherwise remain intangible to her child. Videographers–mostly students–produce tapes nationwide as a community service. In the process, says Kate, they learn much more than how to work a camera.

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