On October 23, 1983, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice (known at the time as Hospice of Wichita) served our first patient—a husband and father of two who was 34 years old and battling a brain tumor. Since that time, HHMH provided care and support to close to 50,000 patients in 25 counties, changed our name several […]
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Death is a real part of a child’s life. Even a very young child has seen a dead animal or has watched Mufasa fall to his death in the movie The Lion King. All children grieve but there are important distinctions between the grief of a child versus the grief of an adult. Immature cognitive […]
President Lincoln once recommended his Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, write an angry letter to a general who had accused Stanton of favoritism. Lincoln is quoted as saying “Prick him hard! Score him deeply, Stanton, it will do you good.” Stanton followed Lincoln’s advice and wrote the angriest letter he could. President Lincoln read it […]
Many famous writers have movingly recorded on paper their thoughts and feelings about the death of a loved one. Kansas’ own William Allen White memorialized his young daughter in a now famous Emporia Gazette editorial after her death in a horse riding accident. We don’t have to be famous to write about our loved one […]
~ I am angry, but I suspect I’ll never be so angry as to forget how I loved you. – Molly Fumia, Safe Passage ~ Hope is not so much seeking the rainbow as it is not being afraid to look at the rain. – Author Unknown […]