Jan Holman a terminally ill woman has been apart from her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Monty and Rowley, and a horse named Bob for over a month.
After many weeks in the regional hospital, she was moved to the Hospice of the Great Shepherd and there she found an unbelievable surprise.
When she entered the hospital and learned that she had to spend there her left years she wanted one thing; to meet her beloved canines and horse. She couldn’t have imagined that she could see her horse for the last time when she entered the hospital. So this all was known to the hospital staff as the hospital crew talk to the patients very much and discover almost everything about their lives.
The staff arranged their meeting. As Jan couldn’t move she was wheeled to the patio where Bob had already been waiting for his lovely owner. He put his head through the doors and nuzzled Jan’s neck and lap. Jan was overjoyed. She couldn’t believe her eyes. She knew that her meeting with canines was possible but to meet her horse was the most pleasant surprise of her life. Her husband also was very grateful to the hospital for such an effort as he knew that this was the real desire of his wife.
When the story and the pictures went viral one of the commenters wrote; “This is why I say the hospice is the very best location in the world at the worse times of your life.” And the hospital answered; “The ethos of hospice care is not nearly caring for the medical needs of our patients but also looking after their emotional and spiritual needs too. It’s about making a difference to our patients and their families in whatever way we can.”