Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - August 2013

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Reuniting a Man and His Dog

Animal lover Billy Briggs couldn’t let that happen. He brought the yellow terrier mix home and she became known as Baby Girl. This dog truly was Billy’s best friend — the two were inseparable for years. Then, illness began to take its
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Uniqueness in Grief

Why do people walk through the grief process differently? There are a variety of factors, some that are easy to detect, and others that are deep-rooted in who you are and in the person who was lost. These factors include:
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Dayton Volunteers of the Quarter: The Tschirharts

Whenever Crossroads Hospice volunteer Jim Tschirhart paid her a visit, he always made a point of telling her how beautiful she looked. On this particular day, she was getting ready for a birthday party and he helped her put on a special necklace.
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Patient Throws Opening Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

Twelve-year-old Hayden White has dreams of becoming a sports broadcast journalist. The Osawatomie, KS resident pays as much attention to the play-by-play commentary as he does to the stars of his favorite teams on the field. To celebrate Hayden’s passion for sports, Crossroads Hospice staff organized his Gift of a Day: VIP treatment at a Kansas City Royals Game, including throwing the first pitch to his father, Erik.
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