Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In the News: Jones to Haiti again; comfort care and 'conversation project'

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"As a member of the town council, Glenn Jones is among those who seeks to help out his community. 
This week, he spreading that wealth of community service to another community, more than 1,000 miles away in Haiti, considered to be the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Accompanying him is another generation of community servants: His 17-year-old daughter, Jillian. 
Members of the New England Chapel, the Joneses have been on prior missions, but not together. Jillian, a junior at Franklin High School, went on a Mustard Seeds mission trip to Jamaica last year. 
As for Glenn Jones, Haiti has become a familiar place. It’s his third trip back and he has become such a familiar figure to the people from his past trips that he’s earned the nickname “Dig Dig” -- “because the first time we went all we did was dig.”

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"As she nears death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush’s announcement that she is seeking “comfort care” is shining a light — and stirring debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. 
Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, has been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. 
In a public statement Sunday, the family announced she has decided “not to seek additional medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.” 
The announcement comes amid a national effort to define and document patients’ wishes, and consider alternatives, before they are placed on what has been described as a “conveyor belt” of costly medical interventions aimed at prolonging life."
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