May 06, 2016 at 07:21 PM

Karyn

By Sarah House

Karyn moved in today after six months as a patient at City of Hope. Her treatments for a virulent leukemia were unsuccessful. She desperately wanted to come home and see the coastline one more time. She returned to Santa Barbara for the last days of her life. When the AMR folks wheeled her into her Sarah House bedroom, she put her head into her hands and cried, “A picture window! A picture window! Thank you so much. I haven’t been able to see out of a window for months.” Thank God, we had moved her into the room that looks out onto the beautiful backyard and the statue of Kwan Yin. Just a while later I peeked into her room and there she was with her sister and brother at her side. She was the one sitting in the over-stuffed chair right next to the window, gazing out, with them at her feet watching afternoon television.

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To all the wonderful staff at Sarah House, words cannot express the gratitude I have for what you all did for my grandma and my entire family. You helped me look at death as a beautiful journey that grandma was on, it really helped us get through a very difficult time. I would not have wanted to be anywhere else but there in your serene environment. I feel very fortunate that we got to be there with her.