The Zen Hospice, where Miller was executive director, suspended activities last year due to a lack of funding, but Miller remains on a public mission to “depathologize death.” “I think my silhouette, the shape of my body, is of comfort to my patients on some level, ” BJ Miller says. In 1990, the palliative care doctor lost both legs below the knee and his left arm below the elbow when 11, 000 volts of electricity shot through his body after he scaled a commuter train with some friends. Miller is now a celebrity of sorts, applauded for the innovative approach to palliative care he took at the Zen This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 46 Samuel Ross Art, fashion, lifestyle: Samuel Ross has seen the future and it’s got his name all over it. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Word: Wintering When to withdraw from the world. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Brock Colyar An interview with a professional partygoer. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?