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An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

An attentive, caring, empathetic physician

My dear Aunt Shai was an attentive, caring, empahtetic physician who gave all of herself to help others. Losing her second son Lawson at the age of two had made her even more special in my and other eyes. While I watched my Aunt pass with colon […]

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So much love and laughter

So much love and laughter

I lost two very special people in my life in 2014. A close family friend suddenly, Sept 22, and my mother-in-law to cancer Nov 4th. I was with them at their bedside when they passed and will always treasure how they brought so much love and laughter […]

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I am angry at him for this

I am angry at him for this

My father died alone of cancer. He chose to drive his family away at the end. He was found unresponsive on his living room floor. I am angry at him for this. I miss him with all my heart. My kids miss him too. I love that […]

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Begging for relief from his pain

Begging for relief from his pain

I was in the hospital about 1998. Every night a young boy cried, he had cancer and wanted his meds. But the nurse wouldn’t give him. He cried every night for 2 hours. Poor boy was begging for relief from his pain. I asked the nurses giving […]

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It’s silent but so loud to me

It’s silent but so loud to me

It’s been twenty years, but I can still see my father, the gentleman doctor as brothers, sitting beside my Aunt in NYC. She’s in a rigid metal halo & back brace, due to the fractures along her spine from metastatic breast CA. Cheeks flushed with steroids, she’s […]

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I can feel the pain of my best friend

I can feel the pain of my best friend

I have a best friend who had a girlfriend. She was [suffering]; died in cancer. She committed suicide because of fearing the near future. I can feel the pain of my best friend. That girl had to face emotional pain. I can feel that emotional pain. This […]

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We talked and my heart ached for him

We talked and my heart ached for him

I remember Adina, one of my clients very close to death when I began visiting her. As it was, I went, perhaps, all of 3 times before I was told she had passed away. She was dying of breast cancer and her right arm was hugely swollen […]

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She left us two weeks after her 15th birthday

She left us two weeks after her 15th birthday

…it was 12 years ago. She was my beautiful niece… a beautiful ballet dancer… she left us 2 weeks after her 15th birthday having fought for her life for a year with an aggressive germ cell ovarian CA. …the prognosis changed quickly but her mom & dad […]

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I only want to say I loved her

I only want to say I loved her

My beloved wife Robin passed away Aug 9/16 after 5 month battle with cancer. I always remember her with a big smile in her face and for now I only want to say I loved her and I always will.

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We had a lovely lady come from hospice

We had a lovely lady come from hospice

(So thankful to serve others) I have told this story many times before, but for the new volunteers it will be new. In 1997 my mother died after suffering from colon cancer. It was a long journey for our family. We had a lovely lady come from […]

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