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Old 06-16-2019, 06:34 PM
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I didn't. Just sharing this article on pediatric hospice, which got a lot of attention. Luckily, it's something most of us never have to think about.

Where Should a Child Die?
Hospice Homes Help Families With the Unimaginable
For terminally ill children and their families, pediatric hospice can be a godsend — but the American health care system makes it hard to keep facilities afloat

Children dressed as superheroes skidded over the hardwood floors of a toy-filled living room. Local police officers and firefighters pretended to give chase. The birthday boy, a month shy of 1, wore a Superman T-shirt and a red cape with a yellow lightning bolt. His 3-year-old sister, in a Batgirl costume, was cheering in the open kitchen as she heaped sprinkles onto cookies straight from the oven. Parents and grandparents laid out green-and-blue-frosted slices of cake on the communal dining tables. Balloons floated overhead, adding splashes of color to the cathedral ceiling. Through skylights, the early winter sun beamed down onto the gas fireplace. A photographer circulated through the room. It was noon on a Thursday last December, and the 50 or so guests all knew that the birthday boy, Parker Graf, was going to die the next day.

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Old Today, 03:30 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Is this anything new? I seem to remember hearing that there were facilities like this. If adults had it why shouldn't children?
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