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My Mother's Last Wish
Submitted by: Caring Circle- Hospice at Home


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My Mother's Last Wish

Caren Adams had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2016; aggressive treatments seemed to put her into remission. However, six months later, Caren’s cancer returned and curative care was no longer an option. By the time Caren arrived at Hanson Hospice Center, she only had a few weeks left to live. Caren's daughter, Cara and her fiancé, Nate Valdes, desperately wanted to grant her mother's final wish and get married while Caren was still alive, but didn’t have the resources to make it happen.

With the help of friends, volunteers, and staff at Caring Circle, they quickly moved their wedding date up and were married at Hanson Hospice Center on November 17, 2016.

Caren died a week later, on Thanksgiving morning.

“Seeing my wedding was my mother’s last wish, and Nate and I are forever grateful to everyone, at Caring Circle and the Hanson Hospice Center who made that special time possible,” said Cara. “It was such an amazing gift. I would love for others to have their last wishes granted, too.”

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