Your Stories

I want to share with you the extraordinary role that palliative care played in the last four weeks of the life of my sister, Maureen. But in order to do that, I feel it is necessary for you to understand the context of her life and preparation for death. About a month before Maureen was confined to bed...
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Watching the short films …. has triggered for me a stream of memories, of experiences, of feelings as I looked back on the many years that I worked alongside Bal Mount in Palliative Care. There was excitement, there was joy, there was frustration, there was enormous respect. One of the early documents...
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Providing care for a complex patient with unique health issues in the community can be a challenge. My name is Kelly and I work at St. Boniface Hospital on medicine/oncology. My sister Jaime was born with an undiagnosed neurological condition which presented itself as status seizures, hydrocephalus and...
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If a picture paints a thousand words, then looking at this picture of Jaime will tell you she knew how to enjoy life for her smile was always present. I was an lpn for 10 ten years, I’ve been a wife for 28 years and a mother for 26 1/2 years. I want to share with you my story of Jaime, who is still so...
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A smoker for many years, Lynda was diagnosed with lung cancer 20 months to the day before the illness overtook her. She fought hard and prayed daily that God would heal her. She was happy to hold her new grandchildren before her passing. Lynda passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 5th,...
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Our story started in January 2006 when Ward was told he had cancer. After major surgery in February, a diagnosis of Stage IV bowel cancer was given. It exceeded our beliefs being so ignorant about colorectal cancer and the ramifications of a Stage IV diagnosis. After just shy of 1 1/2 years of chemo,...
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