There are no words sufficient to describe how good nurse Crystal was, or
how she made Kathie and I feel as the weeks went on and we knew the end
Many people do good in their jobs. But then there is a one in a million
person that was born to do something - it is in them from the moment
they come into the world. Like someone who is born with a beautiful
melodic singing voice. They were born to sing.
Crystal was born to be a Hospice Nurse. There is a calmness in her
voice. She would show so much love as she gently touched my wife's arm
and sometimes kissed her on the cheek before leaving. Her presence
brought comfort and confidence. It was
like we finally had a friend in this nightmare. As much as my kids, family and friends were supportive,
and as much as we loved and respected our doctor dearly, there was
always a bubble that only Kathie and I were in. When Crystal arrived, she soon came into the bubble with us.
I will carry in my heart, for the rest of my life, an appreciation for
this fine human being, Crystal, and an appreciation for all nurses and
hospice nurses, but especially CHANS hospice nurses.
Crystal could not heal our tears or prevent the inevitable, but she gave my wife and I comfort and peace. I am so grateful for Crystal. And will always be.