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I Wish I Had Asked (IWIHA) is a program that digitally records the stories and oral histories of those touched by cancer, the elderly, terminally and critically ill and returns them to the individual and their families to share and keep. You can read more about it here.

Please help us reach our goals with a tax deductible  DONATION! ( Click on the word donation or send a check made out to Fractured Atlas, to Ralph Lowen, I Wish I Had Asked, PO Box 2607, Amherst MA. 01004

We plan to expand regionally and nationally to provide our service to families in as many communities as we can. We hope to supply equipment and train volunteers to do the recording and archiving in health care support facilities across the country, and we need your help. Your donation supports equipment, travel costs, training and outreach.

Available to support groups, those in care centers, or through private appointments with families, all stories are recorded and transcribed onto CD’s or as MP3 files for the client and family members. We are evaluating other methods of distribution and archiving for the future.

IWIHA is now available in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties of Massachusetts. To find out more about how you can get IWIHA ask at your care center, or to book a private session, please email

{I Wish I Has Asked is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of I Wish I Had Asked must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.}