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Flight #341

Daughter And Two Grandchildren To See Loved One In Hospice

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Flights of Compassion Required: 3

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 45,000

Points Raised: 45,000

Points to go: 0

2.5 yrs ago, Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer. He has fought for it hard with every chemo that he can possibly take, and is a true fighter in my opinion. I took the kids there to see him last month when he was admitted in the emergency and then he stayed at the hospital. He was emotionally very unstable and had asked for medically assisted dying due to sudden lost control of his body. He was unable to accept what this illness has caused to him at the finally stage. When we visited, the kids brought so much joy for him and he lit up while we were there. He then was admitted to the the Hospice and is now counting down his very final days. Dad has lost his mobility, lost his appetite, lost close to 60lb in the past two months. His health is deteriorating extremely fast. Mom has recently had her knee replacement surgery and she walks with a cane. Dad and her have been together 24/7 for the past 10+ years, and she is now the sole care giver of dad. She uses a handi bus to commute daily but is at the maximum and she need some help soon before she breaks down. Travel frequently within such a short time with kids is making it extremely difficult to afford another trip right away. However, the doctor mentioned time is ticking and we know he only has very little time left. If I can take the kids there to provide a final visit, to see Dad for that last time before he goes, to help ease mom and provide some help in caring for both Dad and Mom during this difficult time, and have some final hugs. It will be great for Dad to see the kids again. Great for the kids to know that they are contributing during the toughest time for our family. Meanwhile, kids can give him some hugs one last time, bring some final smiles on his face, before he goes to heaven.