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Romaine Ardizzon was given a prognosis of three months to live when she was first diagnosed with lung cancer. She hung on for 13 months to see her life's dream complete, the recording and production of an album titled Plus loin queue l'azur . She died on Jan. 5 at the age of 54. Now 100 per cent of the...
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In a little cottage in downtown Whitehorse, talking about death brings people back to life. It’s a house for the dying and their families and friends. It’s for people who feel lost because they’ve lost someone. But you’d never know it from the outside. Sandwiched between a downtown motel and a government...
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One of my favorite questions used to be "So how many children do you have? " I would typically respond with a broad smile that "I have 2 daughters and one son! " That simple question changed to one of unease, apprehension, fear and sadness after my 23 year old daughter Karalee passed away in March of 2010.
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I was an academic for more than 30 years, a social/developmental psychologist, with a focus on aging and death and dying and am now retired. As an academic and scientist, I was concerned with and relied upon evidence in the search for truth and realities about what I believed are important issues of...
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Palliative care - it's a beautiful place. It's not the curtains, the nice pictures on the wall, the items with little gold plaques in memory of, the flatscreen TV, or the free coffee and snacks, or the free wifi, or any material thing in here. Yes, they all help.... the patient and the family. But it's...
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I wanted to share a small tradition that I had started when my youngest of 4 children passed away at 2 days old. December of 1991 I gave birth to identical twin boys when I was only 27 weeks pregnant. Needless to say they were very small and had a very low life expectancy. Miraculously the elder of the...
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