Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I have seen hospice at work in my family several times in the last ten years. My father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six months to live. We had never dealt with any type of illness in the family before. The wonderful staff at Hospice walked us through it with love and kindness. About a year ago my mother-in-laws’ Alzheimer’s was nearing the end. My father-in-law chose to keep her home and took care of her by himself for years. At 80 years old it was wearing him down. I remembered hospice, but thought it was for cancer patients only. I called anyway to see if they knew who to call. Hospice came out that very evening. We slept for the first time in days. Mama passed with dignity. I will never be able to express the gratitude for hospice. Seeing the hospice staff at work has let me know there are Angels among us. Thank You from the Bottom of our Hearts.

The Mason Family

1 comment:

NHPCO said...

It is so great to hear wonderful stories of hope, inspiration and encouraging hospice experiences. Thanks to people like Cindy and the Hospice Group for representing our industry so well!

If someone you care about is coping with a serious, life-limiting illness, you know it can be overwhelming. Hospice provides care to help you live each day as fully as possible.