heart2heart is a nonprofit that is committed to helping individuals, families, and communities navigate the living path of dying time - to death - and to those who are living the grief journey.
This program was born through the heart-breaking struggle and death passage that Chris Lucash (endangered species biologist and co-founder of Sparkroot), made with his family, friends and community. Chris lived deeply with a full energy, with an adventurous spirit. He loved vastly, gave all, and dedicated his life to the care and repair of this broken world.
Chris was diagnosed with ALS and died in his sleep on June 4, 2016, one year and two days after his diagnosis. Chris's dying time was supported weekly with a variety of holistic modalities which brought him comfort, ease and support. These offerings of massage, music, story-telling and gentle guidance provided him with the safety and love he needed while he experienced the changes in his body.
"I want for my story to contribute to the telling of a shared world of wolves, fathers and children. A world that will no longer be one of fracture, deterioration and extinctions, but of wholeness, health and abundance. If I have to die, let this story be told in hopes that it will provide one seed planted for the growth of a new story, a new culture."
- Chris Lucash
Learn more about Chris by watching "Staring Down Fate", an award winning documentary based on his life's work of the red wolf recovery program and his own lived suffering with ALS.