He Was Dying A Slow Painful Death. And Yet This Photo Made My Whole Year.

He Was Dying A Slow Painful Death. And Yet This Photo Made My Whole Year.

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He Was Dying A Slow Painful Death. And Yet This Photo Made My Whole Year.
Meet Ed. An elderly man who lived in an adult family home, unfortunately, he had not been outside for several years – as a result of his illness and the difficulty in transporting him. When it came time for his final wish, he shared that he’d wanted to go outdoors with Evergreen Health Hospice Chaplain […]

Meet Ed. An elderly man who lived in an adult family home, unfortunately, he had not been outside for several years – as a result of his illness and the difficulty in transporting him. When it came time for his final wish, he shared that he’d wanted to go outdoors with Evergreen Health Hospice Chaplain Curt Huber. When he was healthy, Ed had been a forest ranger, and he lived for the outdoors. When the Chaplain learned of Ed’s wish, he brought it to the attention of the Hospice team, one of whom suggested getting in touch with a local fire department that might agree to transport Ed for this final visit to the outdoors. Curt contacted the them, who were more than happy to help. In March, Curt and several members of the Snohomish Country Fire District accompanied Ed on an outing to Meadowdale Beach Park in Edmonds. Ed was picked up and transported in the EMS vehicle; other members of the fire department traveled in a fire truck. Together, the group took Ed up and down the trails, bringing him the scents of the forest by touching the fragrant growth and bringing their hands close to Ed’s face. Ed was delighted. So were all the professionals who accompanied him.

People sometimes think that working in hospice care is depressing. This story, demonstrates the depths of the rewards that caring for the dying can bring. Source:Evergreen Hospice Volunteers via Elite Daily Please share Ed’s heartwarming story, and the courage of those working in hospice care, with others below.

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They Might Not Add Any Cuteness To Your Morning, But These Zombie Mugs Are Amazing

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They Might Not Add Any Cuteness To Your Morning, But These Zombie Mugs Are Amazing
As most visual artists can tell you, there are few techniques more difficult than sculpture. Even for some of the most talented creators out there, all bets are off when the dimensions are upped from two to three — which is what makes Kevin “Turkey” Merck‘s oddly realistic zombie mugs all the more incredible. After […]

Here are the Healthiest Candies You Can Eat This Halloween. It’s Not a Trick!

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Here are the Healthiest Candies You Can Eat This Halloween. It’s Not a Trick!
Concerned parents everywhere are gearing up for the candy festival that is known as Halloween. Every year, parents have to be on high alert and worry about the health of the children that participate in the holiday. Candy has a bad reputation for being causing cavities, leading to obesity and making children hyperactive lunatics.  This […]

Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

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Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market
Hugsy, a Dutch startup thats developing a smart blanketdesigned to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised 200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and co-founder Sylvie Claes was studying for her MSc […]

First Lady’s lawsuit bemoans missed ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for millions of dollars

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First Lady’s lawsuit bemoans missed ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for millions of dollars
First Lady Melania Trump’s new lawsuit is raising eyebrowsImage: Sandy Schaeffer Hopkins/REX/Shutterstock While President Trump continues to churn up controversy over his potential business conflicts of interests while in the White House, First Lady Melania Trump’s new lawsuit implies that an erroneous news story may have cost her the chance to make millions while serving […]

Daisy Ridley reveals struggle with endometriosis and sends a positive message

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Daisy Ridley reveals struggle with endometriosis and sends a positive message
Image: instagram LONDON Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has quickly become known as a celeb who’s not afraid to show a very real side to her life on social media. SEE ALSO: Daisy Ridley proves she’s the most down-to-earth celeb on Instagram (yet again) In an Instagram post, the actress reveals a longtime battle with […]

Natural Ways to Put an End to Moles, Warts, Blackheads, Skin Tags and Age Spots

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Natural Ways to Put an End to Moles, Warts, Blackheads, Skin Tags and Age Spots
Skin conditions like moles, skin tags, clogged pores or skin breakouts are very common and most likely at one point or another you have, or will, have to deal with them. Dealing with them usually involves using various skin care products, which have mixed results, yet they all have one thing in common – they […]

College Students Heard Whimpering, But Had No Idea What Was Hiding On Campus

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College Students Heard Whimpering, But Had No Idea What Was Hiding On Campus
Hope For Paws was recently called to a campus where students spotted a homeless Chihuahua hiding in a field. They thought she might have given birth to puppies and knew she needed help ASAP. Thankfully, Eldad Hagar quickly showed up on the scene, with help and a cheeseburger in hand. The small family was hiding […]

Healthy Eating Inspiration From 16 Precious Animals Who Love Their Veggies

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Healthy Eating Inspiration From 16 Precious Animals Who Love Their Veggies
If you’re a parent, then you know the never-ending battle to get your kids to eat their vegetables. As we’ve seen countless times before, trying to force your children to eat their daily servings of veggies simply doesn’t work. And although we can attempt to mask them in a variety of ways, somehow our children […]

What They Converted This Old School Bus Into Is Simply Awesome. I Want This Thing So Bad.

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What They Converted This Old School Bus Into Is Simply Awesome. I Want This Thing So Bad.
It all started when they bought a 1995 International Flat Nose Genesis school bus for $3,000. They hoped to convert the school bus into a bus they could use for their band and ministry traveling. It sounds boring, but I never realized a school bus could end up looking this good. They drove 8 hours […]

Waxing On Your Period, And Other Grooming Questions You’re Too Afraid To Ask

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Waxing On Your Period, And Other Grooming Questions You’re Too Afraid To Ask
“Down-there” grooming is a touchy subject … literally. Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own “landing strip” at home (yeah, we went there), you’re probably still wondering if you’ve got this thing all figured out. So we took one for the team and asked Uni […]

LOreal Agrees to Buy IT Cosmetics for $1.2 Billion in Cash

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LOreal Agrees to Buy IT Cosmetics for $1.2 Billion in Cash
LOreal SA agreed to acquire IT Cosmetics for $1.2 billion in its largest acquisition in eight years, adding more than 300 skin-care and makeup products to its lineup. IT Cosmetics, backed by TSG Consumer Partners, will become part of the Luxe division of LOreal as part of the all-cash transaction, according to a statement on […]

Why Korean Skincare Needs To Be Added To Your Beauty Arsenal Like, Yesterday

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Why Korean Skincare Needs To Be Added To Your Beauty Arsenal Like, Yesterday
In case you’re unaware, Asian skincare productsspecifically Korean onesare having a moment in the states right now. But, Korean Beautyalso known as ‘K Beauty’ also known as ‘K-I-need-it-now-bye Beauty’products can be difficult to find. Unless you like, studied Korean in college and/or have a vacation home in Seoul. So, enter Sokoglam, an online K Beauty […]

Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

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Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed
Kit, the Expa-backed platform for product recommendation, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, April Underwood, Ellen Pao, Authentic Ventures, Black Angel Tech Fund, and Expa. Kit lets users choose and review products theyve used and owned to build kits. These kits normally focus on a certain theme […]

Beauty and the beast cw Cat kicks ass

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Beauty and the beast cw Cat kicks ass
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Blood Line

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Blood Line
Hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail in my late forties, and thinking about conversations I never got to have with my mother. View this image › Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed During the six-hour flight to Seattle from my home in North Carolina in the summer of 2013, my period arrived before my flight landed. So […]
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