Only ten years old when his mother died of cancer, Hsien Seow has made it his life’s work to improve how patients, and their families live with, and die from, terminal illnesses. This video gives us some insight into a personal journey that resulted in his becoming an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and the former Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair; and also what led to his research on community-based palliative care.