For anyone of us who knows the generosity of Jessie McCrady, it is not surprising that even though she is in the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home, she is still thinking of how she can make a difference. Having experienced the culture at Palliative Care while our mother was there last year, I can attest to the fact that it is one of the most caring places that someone could find themselves. The staff create a positive and nurturing environment for both the patient and their family. They understand very well this stage of life and they gently and compassionately lead each family through this time. Jessie is shedding light on their good work and inviting us to support her campaign.
Jessie is selling copies of her mother-in-law Cassie McCrady’s cookbook for $10 with the proceeds of $5 going toward the Palliative Care Unit. As Jessie says, they need lots of things that will make the patients’ and their families’ time there more comfortable.
Her friends have set up a Facebook page here where they are taking orders. It mentions that the books are currently being printed and they will be announcing where they can be picked up soon. I will post details here when they become available. If you are not on Facebook, you can order books by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are well aware of the inevitability of death, but it is in finding reasons to live that gives us joy. Jessie is fine example for us all.
To watch Jessie’s CBC TV video, click here.
UPDATE: As of June 9th, they have sold almost 1000 books and the Parkdale-Sherwood Lions Club has offered to cover the costs to produce the book, so that is almost $10,000 for the Palliative Care Unit. Way to go Jessie and friends.