June 20, 2005
The following story was written by Caroline Canute, from Duncan, BC. Caroline is enrolled at the Reading and Writing Centre, Malaspina University-College in Duncan. Her story had been posted in the Learners Gallery during the Literacy and Health Conference that took place in Ottawa in October 2004.
I was upset at Dr. S. for giving my late dad too many morphine. I wish he asked us first if anyone wanted to speak to him. The same thing happened with my mom. Why couldn't they give us a chance to speak with our parents? Dr. P. could of asked if any family want to speak with their parent. My late dad struggled with cancer. My late mom had pneumonia.
[This story was taken with permission, from Learners in Action, Winter 2005, published by the Learners Advisory Network (LAN), Movement for Canadian Literacy.]