Welcome dear family and friends to our CaringBridge website. Because we love you all and know of your concern, we've created this page to keep you all updated. Thank you for visiting.
A month ago, in April of 2018, we learned that Nan has an aggressive and terminal form of bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Having considered all available options, we as a family are supporting Nan's choice to enter into at home hospice care, which began a few days ago. Paul has indefinitely moved back to Lindale from Oregon to be with Nan & Tom, while Ben and Rachel and Harper continue to support us from New Jersey, making trips to visit as they are able, all while awaiting the arrival of their second child.
We know that you all care deeply for Nan, and that you may have questions, but there is simply no way for us to handle questions at this point. With this in mind, if you do wish to help, here are some options. If you'd like to share a meaningful or funny story from your past with Nan, or a prayer, do so at the WellWishes section below. If you'd like to offer a meal or help the Haygoods around the house, visit the WaysToHelp section for info.
Please note: -She is often in good spirits and delightful as ever, yet significant pain requires significant pain meds, so Tom & Paul are managing Nan's cell phone. -We will be making occasional updates here. Please make sure to check back or sign up for notifications via email or text. -If you click on Donate to CaringBridge you will be donating to the CaringBridge website, not to Nan. If you wish to make a financial contribution to a worthy cause dear to Nan's heart, there will soon be an option here to do so. Stay tuned for updates.
Please pray for Nan, that her whole being may be fully at peace and as comfortable as possible in this time. Please pray for our family in our time of sorrow, which is a gift, that we may be instruments of peace, to help create a more loving and graceful world.
Thanks in advance for understanding that we truly need our privacy right now, and we will let you know if it becomes possible in the future to make short visits to Nan.