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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8 Summer Habits We Should Practice All Year Round
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These Parents Put Their Baby On A Fad Diet. Weeks Later, He Wad Dead.

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These Parents Put Their Baby On A Fad Diet. Weeks Later, He Wad Dead.
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Christie Brinkley gets candid on her love life: There’s ‘nobody right now’
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Malady Nation: Regulating India’s regressive health insurance
Three quarters of India’s population has no health insurance. Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said in May 2016, that only about 24 per cent of the population has some form of medical insura Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/malady-nation-regulating-indias-regressive-health-insurance/article8970327.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

He Went To The Most Toxic City In America And The Resulting Photos Are Chilling

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He Went To The Most Toxic City In America And The Resulting Photos Are Chilling
Urban Explorer Seph Lawless is known for exploring empty, eerie places — and Picher, Oklahoma, is definitely one of the most unsettling. Picher started out as a promising mining town in 1918, but today, it is known as the most toxic city in America. After years of water contamination and sludge buildup, the whole town […]

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‘Fixer Upper’ couples defend Chip and Joanna: What the Gaineses are really like
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Facial, not racial: University boss walks back racism allegation over Snapchat pic | Fox News

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Facial, not racial: University boss walks back racism allegation over Snapchat pic | Fox News
The chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater backtracked on statements alleging racism after two students posted this picture on Snapchat. (Fox6Now.com) It wasnt racial, it was just a facial. When two students at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater posted a picture on Snapchat wearing what appeared to be blackface, the school’s chancellor quickly – and publicly – condemned […]

Chrissy Teigen Just Did Something INCREDIBLE For This Beauty School Student

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Chrissy Teigen Just Did Something INCREDIBLE For This Beauty School Student
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She Took Her Daughter In For A Free Eye Exam And It Ended Up Saving Her Life
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These 14 Colorful Bodies Of Water Look Too Cool To Be Real, But They Are
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Woman’s Pic Before-And-After Makeup Gets Real About Flaws Social Media Hides
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