Carol went into a coma in her second week. She died at 6.20pm on a Thursday night.
Serving others and thinking about her community came naturally to Carol. So, in a way it came as no surprise that instead of a funeral, Carols’ final wish was for her body to be gifted to Auckland medical school. Even in death, she wanted to be of service to others.
Looking back, what stood out for me about our experience at Mercy was the personal touch, clear communication, and all those warm fuzzies. The hospice was wonderful to Carol and our family, and I like to think that if I am in a similar situation, I could also spend my last days at Mercy Hospice.