Matt

Matt

Matt was only fourteen when he was diagnosed with a rare muscular dystrophy, a disease which causes you to lose over time all muscle function. He died at the age of eighteen. His parents provided total care for the last eight months of Matt’s life. They set up Matt’s...
Jim

Jim

Jim, a 65 year old man had been diagnosed for several years with prostate cancer which had spread to his bones. He had a large family and many friends and connections from his church community and the voluntary works he had pursued over years. The call for information...
Marie

Marie

Marie, who lives in Canada with her husband and six children, had heard about Dying at Home. It was helpful to her when her father had Alzheimher’s and died peacefully with her three older children caring for him. Then, when her mother was dying of cancer, she emailed...
Marg

Marg

There were 4 generations of this family, living together in a very small two bedroom fibro dwelling. This is really Marg’s story. Marg was the carer. My first contact with the family was a Sunday afternoon after a call from Marg. I went immediately. Her daughter Sally...
Mick & Val

Mick & Val

Val cared for Mick her 81 year old husband at home for 14 months until he died. Mick had lung cancer, which had spread to other organs and also to his bones. When they were told there was no treatment available for this cancer and that he would die very soon, Val...