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Emily’s Last Wish

Regional Hospice’s capital campaign to raise funds for the North Star pavilion will launch on December 4, with a very special story to share its message of hope. Regional Hospice is publishing its first children’s book, entitled Emily’s Last Wish, which tells the true tale of one of the Center’s most special patients, a young girl named Coryn. 

The book addresses the girl’s stay at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, which lasted around two months over the holiday season a few years ago. Regional Hospice president and CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy says the storybook was a much more honest and telling way to relay the importance of hospice for terminally ill children; she believes it will help parents talk to children about death and the end-of-life experience, and she hopes this will be the first in a series of books published by Regional Hospice.

“I think this is a special way to honor Coryn and all the kids we’ve cared for,” she says. “I’ve cared for a lot of people in my career, and dying children are full of resilience and hope. They have an amazing ability to see through stuff that adults can’t.”

To purchase your copy of Emily’s Last Wish in support of Regional Hospice’s North Star pavilion, call 203-702-7432.