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Hospice: Last Wish

Making One Last Wish Come True

Everyone has trips they want to make 'someday'—but for Hospice patients, 'someday' has more urgency. For one recent Hospice patient, that trip was a last fishing trip with his son. With help from Dr. Rob Marsh, Carol Showalter and the Hospice staff made arrangements for medications, patient and family teaching, a blood transfusion and back-up Hospice care with another Hospice near the ocean to make the trip a reality.

Thanks to the efforts of this Hospice team, the patient had a wonderful trip, filled with family and fishing and memories, before passing away a few weeks later. Truly caring for our patients happens in the most unusual places—like a fishing boat—and in the most unusual ways.