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BRENDA MURPHY: Big Bend Hospice Nurse

When Bungorn Maxwell died at home, her son Winston knew what to do because Brenda Murphy had prepared him. Murphy, the nurse who cared for...

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Therapeutic touch

Laura Silvey saw Bungorn Maxwell’s transformation from frightened to peaceful firsthand. A registered nurse, Silvey is the training and development manager for Big...

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We need your help: Purchase of new van within reach!

Thanks to the generosity of one local business and its customers, we’ve surpassed the halfway point toward purchasing an additional van to transport...

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I Was So Scared: You comforted a dying mother

Bungorn Maxwell rests quietly at her son’s home. It is late morning in May, and sunlight bathes her room in a warm glow....

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You kept an endangered family safe

What do you think about when you hear the word, “Hospice?” Many people focus on medical care, but that is only one part...

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You inspire hope

Hope is essential. It’s what sustains us in difficult times. It’s the difference between thriving and merely surviving. Some people think...

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Autumn’s Work

I’ve often heard it quoted as a way to allay fears about the difficult circumstances that humans sometimes face. “Look at the...

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Ritual Celebration

I am reading a book entitled, Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Living. It is written by the...