Sometimes we are reminded, by certain events, that Canuck Place is a hospice. Most of my experience at the house is one of life and of living. Embracing Life is a statement that Canuck Place has adopted to express their reason for being. It works. Every moment in the house is one of living. Even as a family gathers when their child is desperately ill and a departure from this life is imminent they are all embracing life.
I have known Kyle for six years and I was elated when I got an email from Joan and Kyle saying this weekend was his last. My first thought was, "Cool. Free dinner." My second thought was "Which Kyle is this?"
I discovered last night he was the only Kyle in the house...however I did learn (while trying to prove there was more than one Kyle in the program) that names starting with 'K' are the MOST popular of the kids in the program.
So what does an aged out kid do when he leaves the program? Apparently the first thing you do is get a tattoo:
|This is Tony. Volunteer extraordinaire. |
I think he has been volunteering at Canuck Place before there even was a Canuck Place