Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Personal Experience

Lately I have not been blogging. The reason, in mid-August my father entered the hospital. After nearly three weeks the decision was made to transfer him to palliative care. He passed away on September 18th. His funeral will be later this week. In the weeks and months ahead I plan to blog about my own personal experience with end of life issues, burial, and the paperwork issues we faced. The wounds are still fresh, but I can already tell that I have new insight into my estate planning and probate process because of this experience. Hopefully I can share what I have learned, and it will ease what others face.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Update on The Restoring Hope Transplant House in Middleton

Channel3000 had a short-update on the status of The Restoring Hope House in Middleton....it is $150,000 away from meeting its fund raising goal. The director thinks it will be up and running by 2010. For those of you not familiar with The Restoring Hope House, here is some information from its web site:

Restoring Hope Transplant House will be a “home away from home” for patients who are in the Madison area for organ, bone marrow or other transplants. A transplant house is not a medical facility. It is a caring environment that offers high quality, affordable accommodations for patients and their adult family members/caregivers. In addition to physical housing, the House offers hospitality, compassion and hope to support the healing journey for the patient and family. The support is provided by a small core staff, many volunteers and through interaction between other families facing the same challenges.