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My name is Jayson Medina, creator of MY LEGACY REMEMBERED. I am from the Lansing area, but currently reside in Novi, Michigan where I am a proud member of the community. I started My Legacy Remembered because I wanted to help people connect with their loved ones in a way that was not only personal and heartfelt, but timeless and innovative as well. I wanted to create something enduring, something that speaks from the heart, a gift that will be cherished by those we love, even long after we are gone. Being a former film student, I knew there was no better platform than digital media to accomplish this.
We are often told to cherish every moment with those we love, because we never know when it will be the last time we see them. This statement oftentimes never sinks in until it’s too late. We are often blindsided when it comes to losing those we love and even when we’re prepared, it doesn’t make the grieving process any easier. I come from a big family, and I have a wide circle of friends, and like others, I’ve had the unfortunate experience of losing those I’ve loved and cared for. I lost my father at a very young age, as well as other family members and friends throughout the years, including my grandmother, who I loved dearly.
My grandmother lost her life several years ago to cancer, and her death was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to accept. It put a lot of strain on my entire family, and none of us have been the same since her passing. One of the things I loved most about my grandmother was her voice, it had such a calming effect on me. I remember calling her after her passing just to hear her voice on the answering machine. I still find myself going through all of our family photos, reminiscing on all of our times and holidays together, but I would give anything to be able to hear her voice again. There is so much I don’t know about my grandmother, and if she were here today I would make sure to ask. I’m sure there is so much she would’ve liked to share with us, but never got the chance to.
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If I knew then what I know now, I would’ve made sure to create a legacy video for my grandmother. Not only would this have allowed us to know her better, but it would have also aided my family in the grieving process, and maybe given us a sense of closure. We would have something to turn to during those hard days when pictures and memories just aren’t enough- or when we just want to hear her voice, or see her smile. We would also have something to cherish during holidays, and those who never got to meet her, such as her great-grandchildren, would be able to see what an amazing person she was. I know my grandmother would have loved the idea of creating a legacy video for her family and friends. She always encouraged me to follow my dreams, and it's in her honor that I created My Legacy Remembered.