Last summer we were contacted by a social worker at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic. One of her terminal patients wanted to die at home, back in the Maritimes. His symptoms prevented him from flying so his wife was prepared to drive him across the country. But there would have to many overnights and rest stops along the way, something they couldn’t afford. No other agency could provide for such a need. So, in a tearful meeting with the wife, we gave them enough preloaded VISA cards to start the long cross-country journey. Several months later he died at home.