The people who make last wishes come true is a Dutch charity – the Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation. Begun in 2006 by an ambulance driver Kees Veldboer and his wife, Ineke (see inset photo), it has presently 230 volunteers and 6 ambulances, and have helped nearly 7,000 terminally ill patients fulfill their last wishes. This compassionate advance in palliative care speaks volumes of a dedicated group of people who tirelessly invests in the final moments of their most helpless fellow members. Vibeke Venema shares with us a few of their heartwarming stories.
This is perhaps one meaningful endeavour that I would consider volunteering.
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