February 12, 2012
Dear Mr. Duncan,
I write to commend the vision and advances in establishing Aroostook House of Comfort. Having previously worked as a hospice pharmacist, I appreciate the opportunity hospice provides patients at the end of life, and their families and friends, in a compassionate and comfortable setting. Catering to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients demands a compassionate and capable team of care-givers. Advances in cure-based medicine have drastically extended the life-expectancy of us all. However, the terminally ill patients are best serviced within the specialized hospice discipline, addressing the comfort issues and living wishes of the patients. Altruistically, much of the care for terminally ill loved ones often falls on the shoulders of family and friends. The hospice community is renowned for replacing pain with tranquility, grieving with gratitude, and fear with faith.
Best wishes on the realization and establishment of Aroostook House of Comfort.
Very truly yours,
Roger S. “Lee” Shaw Jr., R.Ph.