As a parent, you hope and pray that you will never have to bury your child. However, in August of 2004, JoCarolyn Chambers and her husband found themselves doing the unthinkable: making arrangements for their seventeen-year-old daughter Jenna after a car accident took her life.
Daria Jerauld went to the doctor with a terrible sore throat. The conversations they had would start a three-year journey of ultrasounds, biopsies, and medical appointments. This experience led to her learning how to turn lemons into lemonade by giving back to others also facing Thyroid Cancer.
I am a volunteer at Positive Directions in Wichita, KS. Every day we talk with individuals that have been exposed to HIV, those coming in for regular checkups/retests, or those who may be first-time clients.
Death and dying are not often thought of as being comfortable, peaceful, or beautiful. Having the support of others can make a world of difference for patients and families in this time; this is where hospice can step in.