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LauraLee M.

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Review for Unity a Journey of Hope, Vanderbilt, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My Mom, Debi, was diagnoised with Stage 4 Small Cell Carcinoma and was given 1 month to live when she was released from the hospital. She came home and was put into Hospice Care. Her main nurse was John Robinson. A very sweet, caring, witty man with a huge smile and bubbly personality. He knew exactly how to handle my mother. LOL! He was very compassionate with the family and helped us understand the entire process. He also, happened to be one of the founders of a nonprofit organization, Unity A Journey for Hope. He and his wife started the organization to grant individuals facing life ending illnesses a last wish. He asked my Mom if he could grant her a wish. She was so honored to be given such a gift. I have no words to describe how elated I was to hear that the impossible was going to be possible. He truly wanted to see my mom happy. To see her enjoy the last weeks of her life. He arranged for everything that my sister and I needed to take my mom to New Jersey for a week. My mom got to enjoy playing with my kids and my husband made all of her favorite meals. After a couple days, Leslie, Mom and I set off for a girls trip to Atlantic City. We stayed in an amazing condo that overlooked the water. Mom loved that she could see a lighthouse out of her bedroom window. We rode the tram up and down the Boardwalk just looking at the sites, collected sand and ocean water in bottles so she could take home. We did a lot of people watching and even had drinks on the beach. It was an amazing time. Unfortunately, we had to cut the trip short by 2 days because Mom wasn’t feeling so great and I wanted to get in back home to be in the care of her Hospice nurses. My Mom passed less than a week later, on August 9th. Exactly one month from her leaving the hospital, as the doctor predicted.
Because of John and his organization, my family was able to create the best last memories with my Mom. I am forever grateful. I know God put John into my mom and I's life..... I will be eternally grateful.

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