Dad was diagnosed with 4th stage liver cancer. After the surgery, dad was placed in a private ward for recovery but it was clear he wasn’t going to make it. My sister wanted to try alternative medical treatments, while I wanted to transfer dad into palliative care. In the end, dad told us he wanted to go home to read books and see his garden. Today, I’m thankful dad could tell us what he wanted and I can’t imagine what it would’ve been like if he didn’t.
– By Jason Cheng, age 33
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