Please enjoy this month’s BRAVE interview with Charlotte!
Who are you? I am a Registered Nurse, a Mom to 3 adult children (where has time gone?!), and a 5 month Golden Retriever named Charlie. I was born and raised in Maine, and have lived here ever since. I live in the small town of Limerick, Maine, a quiet country town.
What is your ‘one brave thing’? My One Brave Thing? Let’s see. I have done a few brave things up to this point in my life, but the one I’d have to say that tops all was taking care of my terminally ill brother. He was 51 yrs old when diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, mets to the brain. His wish was to get home to Maine to die. I had no choice but to be brave, and honor is wishes. It was a very difficult, emotional time.
When did you do it? In June 2007, my brother called me from the hospital in Florida, telling me he was very sick and needed me to fly down to help him.
Where did it occur? Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
How I made it happen: I flew down, packed up his apartment. I rented an RV, and found portable oxygen, filled his meds and things for the trip. Right out of the hospital, we were on our way home to my house. It was a rough ride in the back of an RV. I stayed back there with him, while my fiancé and my brother’s friend took turns driving. I wasn’t sure my brother would make it all the way, but he said he was okay each time I asked. I had spoken with hospice while traveling, and I got things set up for when he arrived. My bother lived only 5 days here, but made it to where he wanted to be, and that was home!
It is an honor to print your story, Charlotte, and I thank you so much for sharing it with us all!
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