A story is told of four individuals (farmer, teacher, preacher and a hooker) riding in a midnight bus bound for Mexico. They unfortunately get involved in an accident and died as a result. As a sign of legacy they left behind, wooden crosses were put up in their honor; only three of them though. The essence of this story is that what you do here on earth is what really matters and it is in that little thing that brings a difference, not only in your life but in the lives of others.
She further explains that the problems the patient encountered after radiotherapy would reveal just how tough palliative care is and that it needs to come from within oneself. “Things got worse when the resources to continue her treatment ran out and the conflict on whether to sell the small piece of land for that cause could not help matters either,” adds Lilian. Machakos Palliative Care Unit came in to help the old lady and things took another turn-for the better this time. Challenges would arise once in a while which made the patient withdraw, feel isolated and go through pain but with time the team from the palliative care were able to contain her condition. Lilian has since gained much experience in palliative care and seeks to help out someone who is in dire need. She is doing her part in bringing a difference, are you?