When a final resting place becomes a work of art

Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times
/ January 17, 2010
Melissa Mikulak and her son Nicky play in the living room of their San Diego home where a custom made urn holds the ashes of her son Max who died of cancer in 2008 at age 7. Max was a Star Wars fan so the Mikulaks commissioned artist Chris Rizzo to make the machined aluminum container that looks something like a Star Wars X-Wing fighter. As cremation becomes more accepted, a growing number of consumers want artful urns that capture the personality of the person they memorialize.



Anonymous said...

Hey, my name is Caroline and I came across your blog a few months before Max's passing. I prayed for him during those few months and grieved for your family when hearing of his passing. I have checked back occasionally since and still lift up your family in prayer because I cannot even begin to imagine your experiences and feelings. I saw tonight Max's Kid Friendly Site. It is wonderful! I wanted to share a comment tonight because of this site. I lived in Hong Kong for 3 years and blogged during that time. I was fearful of losing my blog after years of not using it. I cam across the website blurb.com where you can use their software to turn your blog into a book. I thought I would share you all so you can consider doing that with Max's site to keep all those wonderful memories without fear of losing them. I hope you find this information useful.

Caroline Thomas

Randee said...

This article being in the LA Times will undoubtedly open options for other families going through such a difficult time. I love the way remembrances of Max are all around-it keeps him so close. Love, Annee Ranee

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