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A Gift of a Lifetime

by Mioshei Mobley The holiday season is here. The smell of desserts baking in the oven fills our homes. The matriarch of the family is planning the holiday feast and sharing family recipes with her helpers (family and friends). She assigns everyone a task with special instructions. She remembers who does not like green peppers […]

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Got Regrets?

Have you ever been laying in bed at night, sitting in your office, driving down the road and have something that you said or did come back to your memory? I have worked with many patients in the past that after receiving the news of their diagnosis, they begin to think about the past more […]

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Over 1.5 million people benefit from hospice care

Did you know? According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in 2010, 1,029,000 United States residents died in hospice care in our country, 292,759 remained in hospice care into 2011, and 259,000 were discharged after receiving symptom control and comfort care from expert hospice and palliative care providers in 2010. While I received my […]

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A life well planned!

Submitted by Amy Stamey, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I am a proud American, a proud American by choice.  I, like my fellow immigrants, journeyed to this land, bringing the history, culture and identity from another country; embracing the Land of the Free and calling it home. On September 14th 2012 I swore in as an […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Recently I received a gift of note cards and on the front was the crown of England and the title “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  I absolutely loved the gift and that message, which I felt carried me through trials that occur in life.  We always hear when you are practicing emergency drills whether in […]

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“Just one more day Lord, just one more day”

Submitted by Andre’ Hall, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I sat watching my mother, counting her breaths, praying for one more day. That was in February 2002. She had been ill with cancer and the doctors could not do anymore. My mother was a proud African-American woman. In her earlier days she actually worked as a […]

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A Driving Difference

Submitted by Erin Stevens, Community Educator, Dothan Branch As I was driving in town today, I saw two cars with vinyl lettering on the back glass memorializing an obvious friend or family member of the driver.  It was ironic to me that both of these memorialized were people the same age as me.  I didn’t […]

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Friends, Fathers and Giants

June 2012 marks the third anniversary of my father’s unexpected death; June 26, 2009. While unprepared for his sudden death, I will always remain eternally thankful of the 15 close years I shared with my father. Although I was not raised with my father, in 1999, he and I formed a close bond that will […]

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Advanced Directives and the Bride-to-be?

Did you know that less than 50% of terminally ill patients studied had advanced directives? Each year, Covenant Hospice partners with the National Healthcare Decisions Day initiative to educate and inform about the importance of advanced directives during the month of April. I was recently reflecting upon the many opportunities we captured to help spread the word about […]

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“Lion Tamers of the Heart”

A father diagnosed with Lung Cancer, with only a few months to live, a son who he had not spoken to or seen in over 15 years. He was alone, no home, living at a place that took him in due to his circumstances with absolutely no family around. He had served our country in […]

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