Jun 9
SoniaPadilla
SoniaPadilla , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

The Reason To Be Prepared

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 My name is Sonia Padilla. I've been living in the United States for approximately six years now and my best friend, Aretha Hawking, has passed away from a cardiac-related cancer. Her older brother, Curtis Hawking, has been her caregiver until he was deployed. I took care of her for almost 7 months. One day she suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital immediately. Her older brother, recently retired from the military, and I have rushed her to the hospital. She passed away three days later in Curtis' arms. 

 As a caregiver, the most important thing to be alert for is how they're feeling. Although they deny your help and desperately try to prove themselves that they're fine, they're not! Don't leave them alone, always be there for them. They'll be grateful you've never left them hanging.

2 Comments
  • Tinkerbell54
    Tinkerbell54,

    Great advice,sorry for your loss.

    Dorothy

  • winstonyoko
    winstonyoko,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Jerry

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