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Writing a Bucket List for the Terminally Ill

Great care is all about improving the quality of life for patients – physically, mentally, and spiritually. One activity that people often undertake in an effort to enhance their quality of life is writing a list of things they hope to do before they “kick the bucket.” Helping write a bucket list for the terminally ill can benefit both the patient and caregiver in various ways.
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3-Year-Old on Hospice Now an Honorary NFL Cheerleader

Three-year-old Lucy McCabe has been working on her somersault. The Philadelphia-area toddler is following in the footsteps of her big sister Molly. Six-year-old Molly has been a cheerleader for three years. She has already learned how to do a cartwheel and back walkover, and she enjoys showing her little sister the ropes.
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The Dream of Becoming a US Citizen

Becoming an American Citizen is a dream of many immigrants. It certainly was for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Malkan “Dada” Hasmukhla. Originally from India, he moved to the United States seven years ago and soon began the path to that dream.
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Up, Up and Away for the Perfect Day

It’s a safe bet that the last thing Ruth Fuqua expected on a sunny day in late March was to have champagne poured on her head. But the 79-year-old who lives in Emma, Missouri happily went along with the long-held balloonist tradition of welcoming her back to earth after soaring the skies over Missouri in a hot air balloon for her Gift of a Day from Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.
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2018 Gift of a Day Highlights

What would you do on your perfect day? That’s what we ask our patients. Then our team gets to work making it happen as their Gift of a Day, a unique service provided by Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care designed to bring joy to patients and their families.
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