Clorinda Bonaccorso watched her sister’s face as the hospital palliative team delivered the grim prognosis. Joanne Seguino’s stage four lung cancer, which had metastasized to her liver, was not responding to chemotherapy in the way that they had hoped — and she had two options.
The first was to continue treatment, which would confine her to bed and give her a maximum of five months to live. The second was to let the disease run its course.
Ms. Seguino locked eyes with Ms. Bonaccorso. “You know what to do,” she said.
“I saw the doctor in charge, and I said, ‘My sister wants to go to hospice — East End Hospice, Kanas Center, no other,’” Ms. Bonaccorso recalled. “When she got there, they were remarkable.”
She paused. “They were just remarkable — again.”Read More