Thoughts on Cremation

Cremations, Funerals, Life, Death and Everything In Between

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The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations Kill Post-Mortem DNA Testing Saves Lives

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 15, 2020

Sunshine Cremation Services wants to help future generations avoid the pain, suffering, and heartache of cancer caused by BRCA gene mutations.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are often responsible for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer.  This gene mutation also causes a host of other…

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Help Eliminate Sickle Cell Anemia Give Your Family The Gift of Post-Mortem DNA Testing

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 14, 2020

The American Society of Hematology estimates that 8% of African-Americans carry the genetic mutation for sickle cell anemia.  This blood disease has destroyed the quality of life, and even killed its victims, for too long.  It is time for us to turn the tables on this disease and kill sickle cell anemia before it ruins…

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Can Post-Mortem DNA Testing Affect Your Children’s Ability to Get Health Insurance?

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 13, 2020

No – post-mortem DNA testing has no adverse effect on your children’s ability to get insurance.  One of the drawbacks of DNA and ancestry testing programs is the possibility that the results may be used by insurance companies and employers to discriminate based upon adverse test results.  DNA testing results identify pre-existing medical conditions and…

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Post-Mortem DNA Testing – The Gift That Saves Lives

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 11, 2020

A simple mouth swab and collection of a few hair follicles after you have died can save generations of your descendants from early death.  The miracle of modern medicine makes this possible.  It is called post-mortem DNA testing and Sunshine Cremation Services is now arranging this life-saving service for its customers.  Even after death, Sunshine…

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Why Do Jews Put Stones On Graves?

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 10, 2020

Walking through a traditional Jewish cemetery reveals scores of stones that have been placed upon the headstones and graves of the deceased. But why are these stones on Jewish graves and who put them there? The stones found on Jewish grave markers signify that someone came to visit the grave and is intended as a…

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“What You Are Now We Used To Be; What We Are Now You Will Be…”

By Mark Sunshine | May 26, 2020

MY VISIT TO THE CAPUCHIN CRYPT My wife and I were in Italy last Halloween eve. We decided that the most appropriate way to commemorate Halloween was to sign up for a Roman “Crypt Tour” and visit some of the oldest known burial sites in the world. However, when we visited the Capuchin Crypt we…

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Read The Fine Print Before Purchasing Medical Travel Insurance

By Mark Sunshine | May 19, 2020

It May Not Cover Pandemics Talk about fine print surprising and hurting consumers…if you read the fine print on most medical travel insurance policies you will discover that they exclude coverage for pandemics, including COVID-19.   This means, even if you purchase medical travel insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses while traveling, you aren’t…

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Cremation Rates Around The World

By Mark Sunshine | May 14, 2020

Cremation Rates Around The World Ever wonder how many people get cremated around the world.  Well, it turns out that the United States lags most industrialized countries in terms of cremation versus burial.  According to the Cremation Society of Great Britain, in concentrated urban areas around the globe, the cremation rate is often greater than…

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Keys to a successful water scatter.

By Mark Sunshine | May 4, 2020

Keys to a successful water scatter. Almost every day we are asked about water scattering of ashes.   We know that water scattering can be a meaningful and impactful way to say goodbye to your loved one.  But, we also know that water scattering can be a disaster.   Wind, current, and waves often do not cooperate,…

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