Tim Morris gives to JourneyCare to help provide others the kind of care his parents received
In 1996 my mother, Lillian Morris, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Three years later, at a care conference including Mom, Dad, my brother, myself, Mom’s doctor and JourneyCare, the decision was made to move from hospital to hospice care.
JourneyCare prepared us for what to expect and made sure Mom didn’t feel any discomfort. On her last day, a JourneyCare volunteer arrived late in the afternoon. Although Mom was unconscious, the volunteer stayed and talked to her—allowing us to briefly step away. The volunteer was still with us when Mom died that evening.
That’s when Dad and I began giving to JourneyCare.
In 2008 Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After seven years, when his cancer became too much, he decided he wanted hospice care at home—the home where he and Mom lived nearly all their married life. A hospital bed was set up in the living room where the JourneyCare team cared for him until he died a few days later.
The JourneyCare nurse cared for Dad like he was her own father. I have remembered JourneyCare with a gift through my will because I want to help provide the kind of care my parents received to everyone who needs it.
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