Ruben Rosario: Dying children need ho...

Ruben Rosario: Dying children need hospice, too. Let's build one.

There are 48 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 9, 2011, titled Ruben Rosario: Dying children need hospice, too. Let's build one.. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Maryah Tift, 16, of Cottage Grove didn t want to die in a hospital or at home as her long struggle with cancer came to an end last May.

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Faith Handt

Galva, IL

#45 Mar 11, 2011
Thanks for the article, Maryah Tift continues to inspire so many people on so many different levels, there is not a day that goes by that she is not thought about and missed!!!!!
Peace to you all, Lets DO this thing!!!!
RIP Maryah!!!
Ive Got An Idea

Elko, MN

#46 Mar 13, 2011
JBB wrote:
Another Liberal spending someone else's money. You invent something, you make money. And you shouldn't feel bad about it. Gates has given a lot of his money to charity. Look it up instead of just posting what's off the top of your head as truth.
Also - Just because you don't like football doesn't mean it isn't important. Another liberal who wants the whole world to spin for everybody, the way it does for him.
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I love football! Let the billionaires who own the teams that are paying the millionaires to play the games pay for the places to play the games. Judging by the people who judged my post, you are in the minority!
Ive Got An Idea

Elko, MN

#47 Mar 13, 2011
msp wrote:
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Bill Gates and his circle IS giving countless billions to charity look it up
Never said they weren't.

“Joy is the shadow cast by pain”

Since: Dec 08

Twin Cities, MN

#48 Mar 13, 2011
tunafreedolphin wrote:
We're not lagging the rest of the world. In-home hospice is by far, the best alternative. We have more of it than other countries because thankfully, our health-care providers cover it.
Hospice organizations typically have a mission statement that dictates never turning away someone for inability to pay. My parents had full medical insurance and have a lot of money, and neither they nor the insurance company had to pay a penny for my dad's in-home hospice care.

My mom did direct all the money she got from funeral goers/relatives to the hospice organization, and matched the funds herself as well.

Hospice nurses are wonderful, amazing people doing important work.

“Joy is the shadow cast by pain”

Since: Dec 08

Twin Cities, MN

#49 Mar 13, 2011
children do get hospice wrote:
stop lieing that kids do not get hospice !!!! my grand baby had hospice before she died back in 2003. so stop lieing about kids should get hospice cause thy do get it !!!!
It's "lying" you moron.

And he's not saying they don't get in-home hospice care; he's writing about the lack of a hospice center here in the metro.
Auntie Jojo

Saint Paul, MN

#50 Mar 21, 2011
Doug from White Bear Lake wrote:
Wants and needs are NOT synonomous! Just because this child did not WANT to die at home or in the hospital does not justify the NEED for a special hospice for children. That sort of mentality is why this country in over $14 trillion in debt and the state is around $5 billion in debt. The death of a child is tragic under any circumstances. But using it as justification to build a hospice specifically designed for children is ridiculous. If there were a market here for a children's hospice, then it would already exist. What we really NEED is for politians to operate by the credo "the needs of the many outweigh the wants of the few."
Those who have never been put into the arena of children with terminal illnesses should walk into any childrens hospital or medical facility before having such a strong opinion on this subject. I highly recommend giving a bit of your time to see just what a family goes through in such a situation. You will be surprised on just how many are indeed "affected" by such tragedy.
This is not really the forum for this kind of debate, and I would be curious on just how many of these negative people on here would be willing to stand in front of anyone and give their thoughts.
I appreciate the fact that there is this beautiful desire to help those in need. Thank you Ruben for the article and keeping the information out there for those who would like to participate.
Nicole Mcneal

Clarksdale, MS

#51 Jun 14, 2011
I want to started a hospice for children in Mississippi, i really think we need one in every states we forget about the children and their families how they need all the support that is out there just image what a parent go through when there child is sick. I wish that people will help families in there time of need. If there or anyone out there please put it in your heart to support my dream and my way of giving back to my community.
Eada Lott

Minneapolis, MN

#52 Jun 15, 2011
No money for the dying but plenty of money for illegals heath care, schooling and welfare.

Old Reuben is an illegal alien so maybe he can use his money for a center.
The money he stole from an American when he took his job x so many years.

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