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"A place where everyone knows your pain" - Toronto Star article 
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01 Jun 2014, 1:56 PM

This week the Toronto Star published an article about social media and dying. It featured Doug Gosling, a long time supporter of Virtual Hospice and his wife, Dianne. Dianne is also a member of our virtual hospice community. 

The reporter, Stephanie MacLellan, also highlighted Virtual Hospice. You can read the article here:

A place where everyone knows your pain


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06 Jul 2015, 11:37 AM

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Reply by Carlyn
23 Jul 2015, 6:01 PM

That's a wonderful article. I appreciate the active link to his blog and that his family has kept it online.

Blogging is wonderful. I did it for years until my parents died. It did help. But the time and energy it took, in the end, I found was too much.

This website  - Virtual Hospice - is such an excellent idea and resource. Wish I'd found it earlier in life. I didn't realize until reading that article that it's been here since 2004.

I think this will be an easier place for me to manage interacting. A blog would be too intensive for me with health and daily self care needed. I think these discussion forums are a great fit to keep connected and find others living with illness without needing programming and other tech skills. I couldn't set up a blog these days to save my life I don't think. Coding is so different, nothing I know, and my cognitive issues are too rough just now to push it like that. Grateful for this place. Thank you.
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