Carol Leith hadn’t been to the beach in years, mainly due to her
failing health. What she wanted most of all was to spend some time, oceanside,
with her two girlfriends and cousin to laugh, eat seafood and forget about
her worries. Thanks to Hospice of Frederick County and the Dream Foundation,
Carol’s wish came true.
Carol had been cooped up in her bedroom for months due to the progression
of her illness, increased weakness and pain management issues. Hospice
staff and volunteers were able to help Carol feel much better physically
and emotionally and helped her manage her pain to make a trip to the beach possible.
Carol spent four nights at a hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, with a room
facing the ocean and a balcony to enjoy the view. While there, she ate
her favorite beach food, crab legs, and spent wonderful quality time with
people she loves.