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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Second Chance to Live

Blog posting courtesy of Viki Kind

For those of you who are working with seniors who are struggling to overcome the challenges that aging brings, I would encourage you to share the Second Chance to Live website with them.

Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA is a brain injury survivor and who has rebuilt his life into a life of purpose and passion. I love reading his beautifully written articles. They are so touching, inspiring and full of hope. He writes for all of us who have had to start again and rebuild our lives.

If the seniors you are working with can’t do the internet or can no longer read, you could print them out and share them with their families who could read them to the senior. The families of the seniors might also benefit from some of the articles as well because they remind us that even though someone has a physical or cognitive challenge, that person still matters and can make a difference in the world. His articles and videos have a universal message telling us that we are not alone, that we can rise up from adversity, and that we all have a purpose in this world. I hope you enjoy Craig’s writings and you tube channel.

Viki is a clinical bioethicist, educator and hospice volunteer. Her award winning book, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't,” guides families and professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity.