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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CDC probes possible first homegrown case of Zika in U.S.

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CDC probes possible first homegrown case of Zika in U.S.
Health officials in Florida are investigating what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States, involving a resident of the Miami area. Lab tests confir Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/cdc-probes-possible-first-homegrown-case-of-zika-in-us/article8877480.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Whoops, Unilever insists its KJU body soap isn’t named after Kim Jong-un

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Whoops, Unilever insists its KJU body soap isn’t named after Kim Jong-un
lol you did watImage: AFP/Getty Images That new KJU line of body soaps and mist fragrances from Unilever isn’t named after Kim Jong-un, Unilever would like you to know. It’s just that after the name was created and even trademarked, that the company realised what it had done. SEE ALSO: Kim Jong-un just called Trump […]

Why Hollywood Is Suddenly Obsessed With Black Women’s Hair

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Why Hollywood Is Suddenly Obsessed With Black Women’s Hair
The Gugu Mbatha-Raw–led backstage melodrama Beyond the Lights is the latest to use hair extensions as a symbol of identity for its central character. View this image › Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Machine Gun Kelly in Beyond the Lights Suzanne Tenner, Blackbird Productions/Relativity It starts with the hair. Beyond the Lights begins in 1998 with single […]

Environmentalists call these 12 chemicals the Dirty Dozen. Here’s why.

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Environmentalists call these 12 chemicals the Dirty Dozen. Here’s why.
You may have heard of the Dirty Dozen 12 chemicals that activists have identified as potentially harmful that we regularly come in contact with in our home, health, and beauty products. Over the past decade, a lot of science and research has gone into figuring out the long- and short-term health effects of products we […]

8 Summer Habits We Should Practice All Year Round

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8 Summer Habits We Should Practice All Year Round
Every summer the beach beckons us, vacations ramp up and the weather is toasty it’s no wonder we’re sad to see it go when the fall starts to make its brisk appearance. We want to savor it as long as possible. Luckily, there are a few summer staples that don’t have to disappear just because […]

The Extra Step You Could Be Taking For More Hydrated Skin

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The Extra Step You Could Be Taking For More Hydrated Skin
One of the least understood beauty trends from Asia is the use of facial essences. The product’s very name causes us to screw up our faces and scratch our heads, wondering what exactly an essence is.  According to Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, an associate at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, essences are liquid […]

This Dorm Needed Renovations, So They Let Graffiti Artists Do Something Incredible

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This Dorm Needed Renovations, So They Let Graffiti Artists Do Something Incredible
When the words “graffiti” and “school” are used together in a sentence, they usually describes an offense carried out by a delinquent student. But at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, France, the words describe breathtaking works of art that can be seen inside one of its dormitories — all of which were not only […]

The Sunscreens You Need To Get You Through The Summer

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The Sunscreens You Need To Get You Through The Summer
Memorial Day weekend is the official start to summer and while most people spend a lot of time picking out their bathing suit and sandals, most people overlook the most important staple of the season — sunscreen.  Whether you’re going to be tanning by the ocean, chasing your kids at the playground or hosting a […]

She Had A 95% Chance Of Survival, But Her Parents Refused To Get Medical Help

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She Had A 95% Chance Of Survival, But Her Parents Refused To Get Medical Help
Faith healing is a practice that believes medical intervention is not necessary and that outcomes of illness are “God’s will.” Unfortunately for practitioners, this means that some highly treatable conditions can lead to death. For children who have no choice in the matter, this is especially tragic. A Pennsylvania couple, Jonathan and Grace Foster, were […]

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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Will donkey milk be the next big nutrition trend? | Fox News

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Will donkey milk be the next big nutrition trend? | Fox News
(iStock) A Swiss company called Eurolactis recently announced they’ll be launching the milk in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia.  And Eurolactis doesn’t plan to stop at milk: It’s also launching a high-end donkey milk chocolate bar, made by a master Swiss chocolatier. Whats my opinion? Honestly, I’ve never tasted donkey milk, and I hadn’t heard of ingesting it, or […]

This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country

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This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country
Personally, I like to travel as safely as possible. I always wear my seatbelt, I watch the safety instructions on flights…you get the idea. I’m not exactly a daredevil. That’s why what 18-year-old Alex Nomernoy does gives me major anxiety. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Not only does he hop onto trains, he rides around on […]

Wow, Earth… You’re Looking Really Hot… Call Me Sometime ;)

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Wow, Earth… You’re Looking Really Hot… Call Me Sometime ;)
While going about our busy lives, it’s easy forget the fact that this planet we live on is SUPER GORGEOUS. In fact, after just looking at handful of the natural beauty Earth has produced, I’m convinced that aliens definitely don’t exist…or if they do, they’re very dumb for not trying to steal this amazing place from us. I mean, just look at […]

Whole Foods’ Shareholder Battle Sets Up a Clash of Foodie Gurus

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Whole Foods’ Shareholder Battle Sets Up a Clash of Foodie Gurus
Jana Partners, an activist investor that bought a stake in the grocery chain and is now threatening to shake up the board, overhaul operations — and possibly push for a sale. Decrying Gap Inc. and Harris Teeter. The investment firm also tapped food author and former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman as a consultant, […]

How I Went From Working A Desk Job To Publishing A Poetry Book In 4 Years

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How I Went From Working A Desk Job To Publishing A Poetry Book In 4 Years
💕😭 my book is in preorder !! so fricken excited for these words that started as feelings to be something people will hold in their hands. 💕 (and blessed by kj parish's incredible design). . . . . . #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryisnotdead #writersofinstagram #writing #thoughtcatalog #wearealljustacollectionofcords A post shared by Chrissy Stockton (@x.lane.s) on […]
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