Everyone in the Netherlands can record last wish online
Which music should be played during the cremation. What message you want to give to your partner or children. Who wants to donate which possessions. Everyone can now have their personal last wishes in case of illness and death online via Watikwens.nl. On the low-threshold online platform, people can indicate what they want and do not want and arrange things in advance
Which music should be played during the cremation. What message you want to give to your partner or children. Who wants to donate which possessions. Everyone can now have their personal last wishes in case of illness and death online via Watikwens.nl.
On the low-threshold online platform, people can indicate what they want and do not want and arrange things in advance. "It offers people the opportunity to properly describe in advance and to record what needs to happen if you become ill or die, so that you can share that with family and loved ones. Otherwise, others decide that after you die and that is a missed opportunity, "says inventor Jos Verspaget.
He lost his wife a few years ago and his mother a few months ago. Both had clearly described their last wishes.,, My wife has had a long illness, so we had the time to discuss and record that, but not everyone is granted that time, "says Verspaget.
In his environment, he knows enough people who, after the death of a partner or family member, discovered that they had not left any wishes or preferences. With his company JFBV he devises innovative solutions and ideas and that is how the plan for Watikwens.nl came into being. Market research showed that there is a great need for such a website. Of the respondents, 84 percent said they would use it. All (100 percent) want to leave a message for survivors and 94 percent think it's important that relatives are well aware of their wishes regarding my funeral or cremation. Because the need is not tied to land or border, the service is also offered internationally.
Watikwens.nl is not affiliated with insurers, care or funeral organizations. People are therefore free to indicate what they want. Nor is it a substitute for formal matters that must be arranged such as a will or euthanasia declaration. The website is primarily intended for personal wishes and appointments, which are often more important for people.
Those who register will be offered a choice of options. From wishes for non-treatment statement, the vigil, funeral or church service - for example music, video, speeches, flowers, jewelery, clothing and mailing list - to practical matters that need to be arranged or transferred, such as insurances, passwords and administration. Subscribers can assign writing and reading rights to others and print out their entire package of requirements.
According to Verspaget, it can not be clear that the preferences and wishes of partner, child or parents are a source of misunderstanding and friction. "In times of grief, people have to arrange a lot. Then having personal information with clear text and understandable explanation is a great comfort, "he says.,, Capturing your last wishes is part of saying goodbye and the grieving process. You allow everyone to do that in a good way. That is what this website is meant for. "