End of Time
We met Kevin and his amazing wife Tashi earlier this year, when she wrote to us with a very special request.
Kevin and Tashi were looking for a ceramicist to make a TARDIS shaped urn for Kevin. Kevin was 27 years old and dying of terminal brain cancer.
As usual, your response was overwhelming. They received so many offers that it took weeks to review them all and make a decision. But they finally chose Rebekka Ferbrache, who did an amazing job.
Rebekka was able to finish the urn quickly, which was important to the couple. They wanted Kevin to be able to spend some time with it, and to make sure it was where he wanted to be.
Tashi, who is herself very young, has spent a large part of her life caring for her husband. She has watched him fade away, even as she clung to him. And today, as Kevin steps into his own TARDIS and begins his next journey, Tashi turns a page and begins a new life. And we wish her nothing but happiness, and that the kindness and selfless care she gave her husband will come back to her many times.
Tashi and Kevin made a video to thank us for the urn, which I had promised to post. But it was difficult to watch, so I decided not to.
But today I realized that Kevin deserved the chance to thank you. I didn’t want to take that away from him.
In closing, I just want to say how proud I am of everyone who reached out to this couple; from the urn to all the little things you did every day – leaving encouraging notes, making financial contributions to their ongoing fundraiser, sending soaps and toys in the mail, and even approaching the cast of Dr. Who on the streets on New York, just to get a card signed for Kevin.
Thank you for supporting these dear people, and seeing them through the darkest hours. You are an amazing community.
- Click here to read Tashi’s blog, and to leave a message of hope and kindness
- Click here to help Tashi rebuild her life, and pay Wash’s final expenses