In Her Own Words – A Daughter’s Story: Terri Bratton

“They make a terribly hard time in your life be as comfortable and peaceful as humanly possible.”

“We knew we had made the right decision to take my Dad to the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House when he first entered his assigned room. My Dad was transported from CMC in Pineville and as they were wheeling him into the room he looked up and saw a framed picture of a black lab on the wall. You see my Dad’s most prized possession was his 185-pound black lab. This dog was a constant companion to my Dad (and Mom). He watched over my Dad’s every step. He even mourned during the numerous hospital stays that kept my Dad away from him. How ironic it was to see a picture of a dog that looked exactly like him on the wall of the very room that was assigned to Dad. We felt like this was a sign from God that we were doing the right thing and we never regretted that decision.

I cannot say enough good things about Hospice & Community Care. My dad’s journey through life ended at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in January of 2015. The workers there, and I do mean all of them, are true angels on earth. Somehow they know when you have a question before you even ask it and they also know when to stay away. They take such loving care of their patients and also the families of their patients. They make a terribly hard time in your life be as comfortable and peaceful as humanly possible. We are so fortunate to have the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House and all of its “angels” available to us. I cannot think of a better sending off for my Dad. Thank you all for everything you do each and every day – you are truly special people.”

Terri Bratton, Daughter of Freddie Clinton

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