My name is Desiree Celeste (they/them) and I am a death companion located in Denver, CO. I offer support & education both in person and virtually, ensuring open and equal access.
More than ten years ago my Grama, who was and always will be my best friend, passed away after a three year stay in hospice care. While the medical care was incredible, my family’s emotional care was lacking. Without an advocate for my Grama’s happiness and end of life wishes, we were torn apart by grief and confusion. Our grieving impacted by struggling to organize final plans, we fell into doing what we knew ‘we should’ do instead of what we needed for ourselves and for my Grama's memory.
In the time since, I've been helping others find more comfort and empowerment in death and grief. Over the past ten years, I've worked with people in a variety of ways, including assisting in understanding paperwork, being a liason in times of distress, and providing personalized comfort.
My desire is to serve everywhere I can be helpful, to share of myself in ways that can empower others, and to create safe, comforting spaces for those at the ends of their lives. Many don't realize their rights and options in regards to death care, and I'm passionate about people being able to make educated decisions that are right for them.