User Story: I'm a Believer
On 8/12 my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, and on 8/31 he passed away. It was the most difficult situation I’ve ever dealt with in my entire life. I cared for him at home, and it broke my heart when he died. The day after my father’s death my boyfriend suggested I turn on the ghost radar. I was instantly annoyed with him. Why would he tell me to turn on a make believe app when I’m so upset over my dads passing? Two days later, and desperate to feel anything connected to my father, I decided to turn it on. The first word it said was “Norman,” and I about dropped my phone. The name Norman was an inside joke between me and my father for years. I’m an only child and my mother isn’t the best house keeper in the world. She had tons of cloths all over their room. If I went in her room to look for something he would tell me that I might find my brother Norman in there. It was a joke that was between us, and it had been our private joke for many years. In fact, I would sign his Father’s Day cards “Love, Dawn and Norman.” Immediately after it said Norman it said, “birds and seeds.” My boyfriend went to the store and bought my dad a bird feeder that attached to the window the day after my dad came home from the hospital. My dad wasn’t able to get out of bed, so my boyfriend thought he would like to see the birds at his window. It left no doubt in my mind that Ghost Radar gave me the means to connect with my dad. I’m a believer!
—Dawn from CT