Stories

Rick Bergh, 2016

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“In 2003, my wife was diagnosed with third stage ovarian cancer at 42 years of age. We lived in a place of hope but still planned ahead with our four children as best we could. Four and a half years following her diagnosis, we had to decide how we would prepare intentionally for the final chapter of Pam’s life. We chose palliative care because it was the best way forward through this unknown territory. People specifically trained and experienced at end-of-life care provided exactly what Pam needed to die peacefully in our home. They also provided support for us as we said goodbye to a wife and mother. It was a peaceful passing and we are grateful that we chose that route.”