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yesterday at 09:00. Facebook
"If I’ve learned anything from this cancer, it is this: compassion. We are all in pain to one degree or another. It is an unavoidable part of life. But compassion for others helps me to see I'm not alone. So let’s walk together. I need you by my side - and I will be by yours."
If Ive learned anything from this cancer it is this compassion We

The Hierarchy Of Suffering

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Jacqui Razzmatazz Dicks
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
05/27/2017 at 19:03. Facebook
"One patient’s family originated from Germany and it had always been her dream to go to the Black Forest; it was right at the top of her bucket list. In the end, she went with her son and best friend. I think if someone really wants to do something they should – because at that stage, there’s nothing to lose. You always hope your patients will manage to realise these ambitions and it’s great...
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One patients family originated from Germany and it had always been her
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
05/27/2017 at 18:51. Facebook
"At a recent funeral, the cortege was led into the cemetery by a funeral director pacing solemnly, dressed as Darth Vader! We're now seeing funerals reflecting the passions and interesting of our loved ones while they were alive."
At a recent funeral the cortege was led into the cemetery by

Superhero outfits more fashionable than frock coats at funerals

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Jen Caragh
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Marie Curie UK
05/26/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
"I used to play a lot of gigs, including folk and rock gigs with 2,000 people in the crowd. People like myself can often fall into their illness and it can consume you. But now I’m nearly dying, I’ve become more concerned about living! I’ve become more myself through playing music again. And making music in a group really helps – that feeling of all being together. You look around and there...
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I used to play a lot of gigs including folk and rock
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Elizabeth Pratt
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Marie Curie UK
05/25/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
"I spent a day with each of them separately where they got to choose the prom dresses and wedding dress they would love. We even went and chose their first cars and first homes! I want the girls to look back in the future and see what we did together and how much we loved them."
I spent a day with each of them separately where they got

Mum helps daughters pick wedding dresses after being told she won't see them grow up

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Dorothy Kyle
Linda Booth
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Marie Curie UK
05/24/2017 at 18:56. Facebook
"We just locked the front door and drove away. She never looked back. When you accept you are going to die anyway what is there to fear? I wanted new and exciting things for her. And that's why I took mum on an epic road trip.”
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We just locked the front door and drove away She never looked
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Ann Turner
Andrea Wilson
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
05/23/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
Happy work anniversary Iris. 50 years in one of the most cherished professions around. We're so proud to have you with us.
Happy work anniversary Iris 50 years in one of the most cherished
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Helen Butler
Linda Joyce Akerman
Marie Curie UK
Marie Curie UK
05/22/2017 at 18:06. Facebook
“Mum had watched a TV programme about people who have their ashes sent up in a rocket. She was determined that was what she wanted when her time came - to reach for the sky."

Linda spent her life helping others, as one of our nurses for over 20 years! Now Jenn is following her mum's wishes for a truly spectacular send off: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Mum had watched a TV programme about people who have their ashes
Jacqueline McEwan
Crazycook Powell
Carolyn Cartwright
“I was an engineer during my working life, but my free time was spent with a big passion for my family, golf and animals – particularly my daughter’s cat, Chloe. She just snuggled up to me for a few hours and fell asleep.”

We love that Ron was able to spend his final days with Chloe <3
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I was an engineer during my working life but my free time
Carolyn Robson
Naomi Des Forges
Sandy Worsley
"I wrote on Hester's wall, and even sent a message to her at one point when I was really sad. I still find myself on her profile, having a click through photos. It feels reassuring - like I'm still able to remember her and let her know I'm thinking about her."
I wrote on Hesters wall and even sent a message to her

How people use Facebook to grieve the death of a loved one

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Helen Higgs
Fabienne Birch Lamarque
Martina Kreibich
"I was given until Christmas and I am still here, living my life to the full. Just like I have always taught the children in my care. I practice what I preach and will not let cancer stop me."
I was given until Christmas and I am still here living my

Terminally ill nurse continues to care for girl, 12

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Maria Flor Brazil
Julie Welsh
Jackie Brand
A worrying 74% of LGBT people with a terminal illness were not confident they would receive care that was sensitive to their needs.

“It’s really tiring when you’re already so low and vulnerable, to have to make that risk versus benefit equation. Thinking, oh god, I’ve got to come out again. How are people going to treat me?”
A worrying 74 of LGBT people with a terminal illness were not

LGBT discrimination: ‘I wonder how people are going to treat me’

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Laura HendersonLeather
Clare Peacock
Andrew Oldham
"I understand how Carol feels, having to put her plans on hold. I think, like me, Carol has been lucky to be able to make the choice. I know friends who are wracked with guilt because they couldn’t. Being there for Mum helped me immensely in processing my grief."
I understand how Carol feels having to put her plans on hold

I understand how Carol Vorderman feels. You want to be there for Mum

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Dawn Coulter Dougal
Carol Essex
Lisa Hobson
"I can’t spend what time I have left being miserable. Cancer has forced me to rethink my life. I spent my 20s striving to get to the top and I never saw my husband. But now I’ve made changes — ones I would never have made before, and that’s good. My life has got quality now." [ Dailymail.co.uk Link ]
I cant spend what time I have left being miserable Cancer has
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Chrissie Harvey
Irene Jackman
"Communication wasn't straightforward. Mum was deafblind, and my dad George (who was my mum’s carer) is deaf. It was so obvious from the start how important communication was for nursing my mum at the end of her life."

This week is Deaf Awareness Week and Rosemary is campaigning for nurses to have BSL training. She's asking for help to spread the message. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Communication wasnt straightforward Mum was deafblind and my dad George who was
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Alison Nicoll
Jacob Burudi
"Mum had vascular dementia and she couldn't handle big crowds. So for her 80th birthday, we did a rota, with a limit of three or four people at the time. It meant we had to keep relighting the candles on the cake, which was funny! I suppose you carry on as normal as best you can and enjoy the good days. Mum used to always say: ‘I’m not a millionaire with money but I am with my family.’" [...
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Mum had vascular dementia and she couldnt handle big crowds So for
Maureen Lever
Bernie Rubery
Deborah Miles
Hospital staff moved the beds of childhood sweethearts, Beatrice and Bert, so they are able to spend their final days together. The couple married in 1950 and spent many years dancing together, a passion they both shared. They're making the most of their time, drinking prosecco and holding hands ❤
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Hospital staff moved the beds of childhood sweethearts Beatrice and Bert so
Pamela Kirkwood
Mary Elizabeth Olsen
Nicola Batey
“You made us cups of tea. You listened to our stories. You laughed with us. You cried with us.”

Nurse Alma was there for Allison in her dad’s final days. Read the story behind their reunion: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Rhionna Herbert
Isabel Jennings
Monique Simmons
It's International Nurses day! Share and show your support for each and every one of our nurses.
Its International Nurses day Share and show your support for each and
Aiysha Homer
Elaine Heyworth
Linda Mcgee
"I didn't want to write a big, long, rambling letter but a thank you just didn't seem enough..."

On International Nurses Day we asked Pamela, Alma, Wendy and David to read out some of the heartwarming thank you letters they've received as Marie Curie nurses.

Meet the people behind the letters: [ Mariecurie.org.uk Link ]
Jill Hayward
Andrew Winter
Mhairi Mackenzie