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So I met Tammy for the first time that morning, New Year’s Day, 2006.  She’d been hired two weeks before as Sandy’s hospice care nurse, and was living with my aunt now in her home.  Tammy’s job was to keep Sandy comfortable, to help her live with stage four lung cancer.  By the time we’d arrived that morning, though, Sandy had already begun to slip.  Tammy said she’d fallen into a coma the previous night, just a couple of hours before our arrival. 

Tammy’s Tale