30 Dec '11, 5am

Not your usual kind of hospice #Singapore

Not your usual kind of hospice #Singapore

Shinee Tham volunteers twice a week at the hospice. "I think uncle wants to see you," a lady said to Shinee Tham , 57, a volunteer at HCA Hospice Care . She was referring to her husband who was on his deathbed. With no children, and a working wife, Tham was the person he saw most often during his final month. Almost eight years on, Tham vividly recalls that fateful day. She had met "uncle" soon after starting to volunteer at HCA , but a worsening health condition soon had him transferred to Dover Park Hospice Care , just next door. Out of concern, she started visiting him daily to bring him food. That night, Tham showed up to find him suffering in pain. Taking his hand, she said, "Uncle, please go in peace." A tear rolled down his cheek, and with his wife and Tham at his bedside, he passed on. That incident changed her forever. "I became stronger — mentally, emotionally," ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/not-usual-k...

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