Valerie Armand LPN
Certified End of Life Doula
Dying Your Way Consultant
Advance Care Planning Educator for MIDEO
Host of the "Mortal Musings" Radio Show WGSO 990 am
"Building trust, being allowed into someone's life when they are most vulnerable, filled with fear of the unknown, is an incredible privilege.
It is one I never take lightly."
I had the privilege of journeying alongside of my mother as she battled cancer for three years. It was only in her last months that I became employed an educated in the Hospice field. Even with limited experience, I knew, and accepted, the responsibility of being a mostly long distance caregiver, as well as the "go to" person for navigation and decision making. The end result was a dignified and prepared death for my mother, and allowed our family to avoid added stress, regrets and complicated grief.
In the 17 years that followed, I have accompanied numerous patients and their families as they too were faced with situations beyond their control. Providing education, support and empowering others to maintain a sense of control in an uncontrollable situation is my passion and calling. I feel obligated to use my wealth of
experience in helping others in any way I can.