Bluebird man forms friendship in dying days

[KARE, Dec. 12, 2013] For most of his life Dick Willis has been caring for others. He stepped up when his country needed him during World War II and then he came home to raise five children.

Now, at the age of 92, Willis is need of some mothering himself. Willis is dying. He knows his battle with congestive heart failure is one he cannot win.

“You’re a very important person in my life Michele,” he tells the soft-spoken woman in the chair beside him. “I really appreciate you.”

Michele Hodgson is a volunteer with ‘We Honor Veterans,’ a nonprofit organization providing comfort and support for vets in hospice care. Watch the story here.

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