December 7, 2012 – www.Passed-On.com, a free web-based global initiative for those who want to leave a personal wish, thought or message to their Loved Ones in case something unexpected should happen, was recently launched in eight languages, and within the first week has drawn 65,000 members from 68 countries.
Marc Oparq, founder and owner of PassedOn, explains the inspiration behind the site: “Every one of us has a certain idea of how he or she would like to be remembered. When our time has come, we all have important wishes and thoughts to leave for our loved ones. Whether it’s a personal message from the heart, or a crucial piece of information that needs to be delivered, at PassedOn users can create and save Emotional Wills for the ones they care about: lovers, family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and even business partners.”
Although the ultimate service of the website may appear grim to some, Passed-On.com users greatly enjoy the tremendous chance to reflect on their lives, inner circles, and legacies. In itself, the act of creating meaningful memories for one’s beloved brings about stirring moments of reminiscence, affection, and creativity. “It prompts me to rethink and realize who the most important people to me are. That just makes me see my life more clearly and feel lucky,” says an early PassedOn member.
The PassedOn initiative all started one day when a thought crossed the mind of the website’s founder, a young parent with two children. “I have so many things to tell my kids, but they are too young now. Something unexpected can happen any day. How can I make sure they will know about all my thoughts, feelings and wishes for them?” With that personal aspiration, he began to work with Dutch software expert and site co-owner, Marcel Lennartz, and a top graphic design team. Eventually, they brought PassedOn to life and automated it into a virtual platform that is both secure and simple to use for a wide target audience.
Adapted in eight languages thus far, PassedOn users can enjoy its services completely free of charge. Once an account is created, the user can choose his/her “Loved Ones” and three trusted “Guardians.” He or she can then immediately start to create Emotional Wills for these Loved Ones through text messages, photo albums and video uploads. These documents are safely stored away until one day when his/her three Guardians confirm that the user is either critically ill or deceased. Only then will they be released to the appropriate recipients.
We all have important wishes and thoughts for our Loved Ones. Whether it’s a personal message from the heart, a love confession, a late apology or a long-kept secret, PassedOn is a free, web-based global initiative for those who wish to create Emotional Wills and save unforgettable moments for the people they love.
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Author: Marc Oparq and Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za.
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