Category: Hospice Stories

What is Hospice? Not a Death Sentence, but a Chance to Live Life Fully

What is Hospice? Hospice is not a death sentence. It is an opportunity to live life to the fullest until you die. I have been a Hospice volunteer since 1994. It is my passion. To be of service to others in such an important and intense time of life is an honor. The more I give, I am repaid tenfold. The criteria to qualify for Hospice is a diagnosed terminal illness that if it were to progress at the normal rate, you would only have six months to live. To be eligible a patient can’t be involved in treatment to try cure the illness....

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In Memory of HWT Member Jennifer McCabe Marino ~ A Faithful Listener

About six months ago I met Jennifer McCabe Marino through a recovery group on Facebook.  We exchanged posts and she became a friend, a member and faithful listener of and in particular of my show THIS IS YOUR LIFE: Courage to Change.  She would often jump on the chat line during the show and drop nuggets of encouragement and kindness.  Not once did she even mention her poor health, or exhibit a victim mentality, although she certainly had the right too. I only learned of the severity of her liver disease through another FB friend about a week...

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Another Story From A Hospice Volunteer

My old friend Colin Lively hosts a Friday afternoon radio program on the “Here Women Talk” network in New York. Colin and I are the same age and he has been doing what we all do at one time or another, contemplating dying alone. It was one of the topics of his Friday afternoon show and reminded me of the time I spent as a Hospice volunteer. I wrote a small story about it and the local Hospice published it in their magazine. Here it is Eleventh Hour is a volunteer program sponsored by Hospice. If a dying individual...

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The Colin Lively Circle of Life Show – Friday 11/4/2011

This first half of this weeks’ show is vintage Colin Lively – pure entertainment, with star of British television and the international stage, singer, songwriter, composer and writer, Barb Jungr! Barb has wowed audiences for more than 30 years with her incredibly diverse song stylings that range anywhere from vintage cabaret in the stylings of the classic French chansons, to her amazing homage to Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. Barb has recorded a dozen solo albums in addition to co-writing and performing on more than 20 more. She’s smart, she’s funny and she’s HERE to grace my show with...

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