Miracle Monday
Miracle Monday
September 06, 2018

Once the music started and Sonia began to walk down the aisle, all the flurry and chaos of getting things ready in time on that Monday morning faded away, and ...

“Joan Is About Life”
“Joan Is About Life”
August 14, 2018

Joan has always been a free spirit. After growing up in Michigan, she found her home in California where she lived with her husband, and loved to swim, climb ...

My Dream Became a Reality
My Dream Became a Reality
July 31, 2018

Our San Diego patient José Sanchez-Martinez was a painter; whenever our staff went to his house, you could find half-painted artwork everywhere. He also loved ...

It Really Does Matter How We Die
It Really Does Matter How We Die
June 21, 2018

Alan Poteet is a chaplain with our team in Houston. His wife Becky was on our service for a few months in Houston until she died in March of cancer. Alan wrote ...

“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”
“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”
June 11, 2018

There’s a last wish to suit everyone . . . and in Joe’s case, he wished for an actual suit! Joe is a 73-year old Vietnam War Veteran, who now resides at ...

Speaking the Truth in Love
Speaking the Truth in Love
May 25, 2018

When someone dies, their family processes the life and the loss of that person. Reflecting back on our relationships with a loved one at end of life can bring ...

The True Beauty of Hospice
The True Beauty of Hospice
April 26, 2018

When I first met Tara, instead of shaking my hand, she jumped out of her chair, a big smile on her face, and said, “Oh no, I’m a hugger!” I laughed and ...

The Third Miracle
The Third Miracle
March 20, 2018

“It’s not what I want but it’s what I got.” These were the words I heard from a resident I encountered in the courtyard of an Assisted Living Facility one ...

My Time at Camp Kangaroo
My Time at Camp Kangaroo
March 14, 2018

About the Author: Marco is an eleven-year old who attended Camp Kangaroo in Miami. He wrote this essay for a class after attending camp. My time at Camp ...

Bid Whist & Blessings
Bid Whist & Blessings
February 28, 2018

Death and I became acquaintances at a very young age. Raised by my extraordinary, single mother, and two incredible grandparents, I’ve always been proud of my ...

Learning Life Lessons From A Hospice Patient
Learning Life Lessons From A Hospice Patient
January 26, 2018

About the Author: Lucas Smith is a volunteer with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in New Haven, Connecticut. Lucas is also a medical student at ...

“Do You Really Think She Can Hear Me?”
“Do You Really Think She Can Hear Me?”
January 09, 2018

About a month ago I had the privilege of being at a patient’s bedside as she experienced a peaceful death. I am a Hospice Admissions Nurse and had been asked ...

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