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As Nurse Lay Dying, Offering Herself
as Instruction in Caring

New York Times, by Abby Goodnough

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Posted By:ramona, 1/12/2013 11:01:18 AM

It was early November when Martha Keochareon called the nursing school at Holyoke Community College, her alma mater. She had a proposal, which she laid out in a voice mail message. “I have cancer,” she said after introducing herself, “and I’m wondering if you’ll need somebody to do a case study on, a hospice patient.” (snip) “Maybe you’ll have some ambitious student that wants to do a project,” Ms. Keochareon (pronounced CATCH-uron) said after leaving her phone number. “Thank you. Bye.”

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Just a wonderful, poignant story. I wish the Times could do news this well.
Ramona (the Pest)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/12/2013 12:23:19 PM     (No. 9112688)

What she did took tremendous courage and a desire to give back. I was saddened while reading the story when it was mentioned she was reading a book about heaven, but nothing of her having faith in God. I hope that she was able to resolve her mortality issues before she passed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doodah, 1/12/2013 1:41:46 PM     (No. 9112836)

A wonderful, wonderful story. Can´t believe The Times did such a sweet story. Just because the dying woman didn´t talk about God doesn´t mean she was lost. We tend to put God in a box and not realize He has many ways of reaching out not always known to us. God bless this nurse. Reminds me of my aunt who was also a nurse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2013 12:20:40 AM     (No. 9113499)

G-d bless her for her contibution to nursing and hospice care.

As a cancer patient, I was asked to speak to the ´Death and Dying Class´ at the nursing school. I wish I hadn´t because I didn´t have the predetermined answers they wanted.

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