Fazia's Story

This story was written before our residential hospice was built on Windermere Road. Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign, making our residential hospice a reality and providing a much-needed service for Fazia and for many others.
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The first time you meet Fazia Khan, you will notice her brilliant smile, warm and cheerful laugh and a passion for living. Behind her bright smile and cheerful eyes, Fazia is learning to live with her new life reality – living with a life threatening illness.  Many may wonder how she can still have a positive outlook on life. She credits her cheerful attitude to the support and care she has received from Hospice. 

After her diagnosis, Fazia’s life dramatically changed with endless trips to the hospital for treatments.   She experienced a roller-coaster of emotions. Realizing that she needed more than medical support, Fazia came to Hospice not knowing what to expect. 

 I heard about Hospice and my first thought was why not, it can’t hurt. So, I called and learned all about the  incredible programs and services available. I signed up for almost all of them.  The warm and friendly staff and volunteers have journeyed with me and helped me realize that I still have lots of life to live.

Fazia’s interactions with other clients as well as receiving a variety of complementary therapies had a positive impact on her emotional and physical well-being.  

Hospice has become a second home for me. I always feel good coming out of a treatment or a session. My hope is that more people learn about the wonderful work being done at Hospice and they too can realize that life does not end when you receive bad news about your health.

Fazia realizes that sometime soon she will need enhanced hospice palliative care. Her hope is that when that time comes, she will have the opportunity to spend her final days in a residential hospice. Unfortunately for Fazia and hundreds of other palliative people, London is one of the only communities of its size, without a residential hospice.

It is so very important and I know that a lot of people could use a residential hospice. I hope that our community will step forward to support this worthwhile project. It will help me, it will help you and potentially everyone else living in London.

A residential hospice is the missing option for those nearing the end of their life. It is a place where people will live and die in peace surrounded by family and cared for by trained volunteers and health care providers.  Fazia realizes the need for this critical service. It is her hope that you will too.