Yesterday I attended the funeral of my dear friend Pat, who lost her fight for life suffering from CBD. Such wonderful tributes were made by her family both for her and for their dad, who was Pat's carer.
Her daughter spoke afterwards and summed it up by saying that she had just wanted her mom's suffering to end. Are we wrong to wish for an end to their suffering? Personally I don't think so. Both CBD and PSP become such undignified conditions as they progress and all we can hope is that by some miracle, a cure can be found.
I was unable to stay after the funeral service but Pat's husband telephoned me this evening to say that a few people had given him money to send as a donation to the PSP charity. He has asked me to forward the proceeds on his behalf. Such a kind gesture at this very sad time but as we all know, donations are always welcome, however small, in our search for an end to these horrid diseases.
R.I.P Pat LeRoy. You will never be forgotten.