Leigh from Farmville, North Carolina
The Simple Thought of a Dream brings Joy

ONE OF OUR PATIENTS, LEIGH W. A 53 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHO HAS PANCREATIC CANCER.  SHE HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 11YEARS TO HER DUTIFUL AND LOVING HUSBAND DOUG,WHO IS HER PRIMARY CARE GIVER.  THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, LOVE FOR THE FAMILY,AND FAITH IN GOD IS AN INSPIRATION. 

LEIGH AND DOUG LOVE GOING ON OUTINGS "TO RIDE" TO THE BEACH,THE MOUNTAINS,OR WHEREVER. LEIGH ALSO LOVED FISHING. LEIGH'S DREAM WAS TO GO ON A TRIP "ONE LAST TIME".THUS,THE STORY WAS PLACED ON THE SECOND WINDS DREAM WEB SIGHT AND THERE WERE FUNDS DONATED,AS WELL AS US PUTTING A GIFT BASKET TOGETHER WITH  ALL OF THEIR FAVORITE THINGS,AS WELL AS FAVORITE MUSIC. IT  WAS OUR DESIRE TO ADD TO THEIR OUTING ENJOYMENT AND ENABLE THIS COUPLE TO "LIVE IN THE MOMENT" DURING THEIR LAST GETAWAY TOGETHER.

SOME STAFF FROM OUR OFFICE: SOCIAL WORKER JULIE SCHWARTZ MSW,LCSW, BRIAN FULTHORP HOSPICE CHAPLAIN, AND SOCIAL WORKER WARRE MOORE, MSW, LCSW DELIVERED THE GIFT BASKET CONTAINING ITEMS SUCH AS COUNTRY MUSIC, WATER BOTTLES, GOODIES, TRAVEL PILLOW WITH PILLOW CASE COVERS,AND OTHER ITEMS.  THESE ITEMS WERE A NICE SURPRISE FOR THE WYCKOFFS FOR WHEN THEY PLAN TO GO ON THEIR LAST TRIP TOGETHER.

THE COUPLE WAS ECSTATIC ABOUT THEIR GIFT AND THE OPPORTUNITY IT BROUGHT. THEY TALKED OFTEN OF THEIR ANTICIPATED JOURNEY IN THIS LIFE, BUT ALSO THE ONE THAT COMES AT THE END OF LIFE. THUS,IT WAS A JOYFUL AND HUMBLING EFFORT FOR ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED,AND AS WE KNOW IN HOPSICE, THE END CAN COME SOONER THAN ANTICIPATED.                                        

UNFORTUNATLEY, THIS WAS THE CASE FOR THIS PRECIOUS LADY. SHE HAD ALL HER  ITEMS AND THEN TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE. SHE PASSED BEFORE GOING ON THE OUTING, BUT IT  IS HOPED THAT MR. WYCKOFF WILL TAKE IT FOR HIMSELF FOR SOME MUCH NEEDED TIME OF REST.

IN CLOSING, OUR STORY IS IN HONOR OF LEIGH WYCKOFF AND THE DREAM SHE HAD. THANK YOU SECOND WINDS DREAMS FOR HELPING US OFFER THIS SIMPLE REQUEST TO OUR CLIENT, AND THOUGH SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO REALIZE IT, IT WILL  STILL BE REALIZED THROUGH HER LOVING DEVOTED HUSBAND, DOUG.

  • Location
  • Farmville, North Carolina