“Tell ‘em Charlie Sent Ya”, Nine stories of healing and death

Author: Brenda Hartman, 2011

Before he died, Charlie asked to have his story shared. Many who have heard Charlie’s story and those of the other eight people included in this book, requested that this book be written for their loved ones to help them understand the healing process of dying. The stories in this book illustrate how the experience of dying can be one of healing. Support, understanding, and love emerge as forces that guide an individual through the dying process.


Life is a journey with its twist and turns and times of darkness and light. Concurrent with these ups and downs are major transitions that highlight our life’s journey. This book is about one of those transitions—it provides us a unique way of looking at preparing for the end of this earthly life.

Judi Johnson PhD RN FAAN
HealthQuest Consulting and Author of I Can Cope Cancer Patient Education Course

A small book of stories about people’s approaches to living and dying that may produce comfort, inspire awe, and provide hope…
“How do we educate professionals and help friends and families understand dying when we do not understand the process ourselves. This book gives us a glimpse of what might lie ahead. The peace that comes with knowing loved ones will find relief, freedom from pain, and even joy shines in these reflections.”

Jean K. Quam, Ph.D., L.I.C.S.W.
Dean, College of Education and Human Development, and Professor, School of Social Work

“From the first page to the last, I was enveloped with a richness and fullness that kept tears in my eyes and loving tenderness in my heart. Wow, I hope that this book will be required reading for every single hospitalized patient and their family.”

Bill Manahan, MD
Past President, American Holistic Medical Association
Author of Eat for Health: Fast and Simple Ways of Eliminating Diseases Without Medical Assistance