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from Oprah.com

The Kindness of Strangers

Not everyone goes to their deathbed surrounded by loved ones— which is why an Oregon nurse enlisted an entire hospital (everyone from kitchen workers to carpenters) to make sure that no one dies alone.

from Animal Bliss

My Personal Experiences of Sitting With the Dying as Hospice Volunteer

God bless hospice care givers. ........My Personal Experiences of Sitting With the Dying as Hospice Volunteer

from Zimbio

Jackie Beattie in Hospice Cares For Terminally Ill During Final Stage Of Life

Terminally ill patient Jackie Beattie, 83, releases a dove on October 7, 2009 while at the Hospice of Saint John in Lakewood, Colorado. The dove releases are part of an animal therapy program designed to increase happiness, decrease loneliness and calm terminally ill patients during the last stage of life.

from BuzzFeed

21 Awesome Things To Do When You Go To Oregon

Got a long weekend to explore Portland and the Oregon Coast? Here's a step-by-step guide from a Great Northwest native (me) who's sampled a lot of what Oregon has to offer.

from Real Simple

How to Really Help a Sick Friend

Not sure how to support your newly-diagnosed friend or family member? Here, we explore what to do—and what not to do—when someone you love gets sick.