“He was in my arms when he died, on a sunny day, in his own house that we built. He was waiting for the children to go to school before he started. He was looking into my eyes and we lay down. He took his two last breaths and he died in my arms. It was very quick. He’d said his goodbyes, said, “I love you”. It was an intense connection. It was a very powerful moment. When the kids came home, all of us sat around the bed, cried, and said what we needed to say. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve that without palliative care, and that would have broken Bern’s heart.” – Kylie
Kylie cared for her husband Bernard. Diagnosed with testicular cancer at nineteen, he was given the all clear after treatment. It reappeared in 2011, and eleven weeks ago, Bernard died at home.