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HPCO conference 2017

You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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I wish I could hug you

I wish I could hug you

Papa Ken, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much and Nanny misses you too. I wish I could hug you one more time.

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Love you always

Love you always

Mom, I miss you and <3 you always. You, without knowing, steered me into this path. Your final months live with me as I care for patients and families. Love you & miss you ALWAYS XXX

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We can do better

We can do better

Hey “M” – Hey “K” We can do better for those at the end of life. We should have done better for both of you! I resolve it will be better for many others in the future – I promise! Love you both! Sis!

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I am forever greatful

I am forever greatful

Mom, I miss you, love you, and am so glad I can take part of you with me wherever life takes me. You made me the person I am today and for this I am forever grateful. XOX

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Your life and death inspires me

Your life and death inspires me

To my dearest grandma, It’s been several years since you’ve passed away, but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and how I carry your spirit with me as I move forward in my work with hospice palliative care. Your life and death inspires me every […]

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Life is not forever

Life is not forever

Hey Doria, It’s been a while. I can still hear your voice in my head. I was there a lot, but I was also there that last night. I was the last person who saw you alive. You’ll always be one of the best friends I’ve ever […]

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How can we change

How can we change

Brian, Evergreen Board Chair (until December 14, 2016) “What’s in it for the client and their family?” “How can we change to serve more people?” “How can we make the bureaucratic monster move to provide better care?” We miss your focus, your caring nature and your sense […]

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Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair – for those of us who work in palliative care – that we don’t have the opportunity to grieve the loss of our loved ones as others do. As we go through our daily work, supporting others through their death, dying, loss, grief journey, […]

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Death sucks

Death sucks

My aunt died last year and it was my first true loss/death. I have worked in hospice for 11 years but it was the first time I felt what it meant to lose someone you love. I wish I was with her and my family at the […]

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