One of the Caris teams cared for a woman named Sarah. She was a 33-year old female with ovarian cancer who also had cerebral palsy. She was the size of an eight-year-old, with the cognitive ability of a three-year-old. She also had a personality that brightened and entire room and a positive attitude that lifted everyone’s spirit.
She had a loving family, and her parents often took her to the beach in the summer. This was her favorite thing to do. Her parent’s last wish for her was to take her to the beach once more before she passed away.
The Caris nurse, who knew that this patient probably wouldn’t live until summer, just happened to be planning a trip to Florida for Christmas. During her time at the beach, the nurse gathered sand, water from the ocean, and seashells to bring to Sarah and her family.
Sarah passed away in January, long before the planned visit to the beach in the summer, but not before she put her feet in the sand and sea water one more time.