Man with Terminal Cancer Seeks TARDIS Urn for His Ashes

True geeks, Kevin "Wash" Pratt and Tashi King watched Serenity on their first date. Watchmen, Doctor Who, steampunk and conventions soon followed. Then, shortly after they married, Kevin was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has endured for two years an illness that kills most victims of it within one. He is, Tashi says, "the Browncoat who *never* gives up."

But now Kevin is in hospice, and is making his preparations. He'd like for part of his ashes to be buried in an urn shaped like the TARDIS from Doctor Who. So Tashi is asking for help from the good people of Regretsy:

I am writing to you to try and fulfill a wish of his; after he passes my husband wants to have a portion of his cremains kept in a TARDIS urn. (The rest will be shot off in rockets he has built over the years with his friends.)

This has proven to be a bit of a challenge for me. I am only 25 and have not been able to work for the past two years to be his full-time caregiver; so hiring someone to make a custom urn is a bit out of my price-range.


Link | Tashi's Blog | Regretsy Post

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Not sure why they need a fancy urn. People make Tardis-shaped everythings these days. Pay your other bills, get some plywood and some blue paint, and make your own tardis. Clay isn't that expensive. Take a course where you can build your own urn instead of an ashtray.
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No estel, giving people alternatives to going online and soliciting money from total strangers is apparently douchey.

I think if I were picking out an urn, I'd rather see one that was personalized. I would totally make one out of clay. I don't know if a commissioned artist would get in trouble, or would want to make something that's licensed and copyrighted.

Sucks to go through something like that, but it's an object lesson for those of us who don't have life or critical illness insurance.
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