I work at the Christine Morrison Hospice and we just admitted a gentleman who is palliative with relatively short expectancy to live. He has a daughter in Alberta that would like to come and visit her father, but would require assistance for the flight. Her family members live locally, so she could stay with them.
My name is Melissa and my mother has late stage ALS. It took nearly three years but in January of 2016 she got the diagnosis we all dreaded to hear. It was ALS. Most ALS patients typically have 2 to 6 years to live from the point of diagnosis. My mothers diagnosis took longer because of the limited health care and access to specialist available in PEI. This also meant that we would have less time to spend with her before the disease took her quality of life. My mother never wanted to cause any of us the pain of watching her die such a slow and debilitating death so she faxed her intent for an assisted death. The turn in her health has come months before we thought it would had and it has left me scrambling to find a way home to her before she is set to pass peacefully on January 27th. I am hoping that this wonderful program can help get me there.
Julie Ann's father is currently at Agape Hospice receiving end of life care. Julie Ann is facing financial difficulty and cannot afford a trip from Edmonton to Calgary. She would like to see her father before he dies. Any help for this trip would be greatly appreciated.
My younger sister Brenda is terminally ill and on comfort measures in the palliative care unit at Moncton City Hospital. She will soon be leaving this physical world. Family is so very important to me and the distance we have between us now is breaking my heart. Time is of the essence now and if this is God’s will, I will be forever grateful.