Bart Windrum became a citizen end-of-life reformer after the hospitalized deaths of his parents in 2004 and 2005. His book, Notes from the Waiting Room: Managing a Loved One's End-of-Life Hospitalization, examined what happens throughout terminal hospitalizations and was a 2009 Colorado Book Awards finalist. Bart has been feature in a TEDX talk, a rap song and published articles and develped “Windrum’s Matrix of Dying Terms." His new book, The Promised Landing: A Gateway to Peaceful Dying, examines prevalent personal and systemic obstacles to dying in peace, and at peace. This work addresses aspects of preparing for late-life in the early 21st century that traditional guidance from medicine and spiritualists do not address.