Raquel Battle wanted to create a comfortable place where terminally ill cancer patients could die with dignity. She has been living in the
for more than 15 years and is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Services: Health Management and Policy. Raquel is president and founder of the Blissfulsage Foundation. For the past four years Blissfulsage has been planning and working to open the first official hospice and home care program in the country of US . The National Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice and Home Care will be based in Belize . This Hospice program was inspired by Mr. Edlin Leslie, Sr. of Dangriga, Belize , Raquel’s father, who lost his battle with prostate cancer three and a half years ago. The residents of Placencia Village Placencia Village, in Southern Belize, who have participated in and sponsored the annual “Battle Cancer” awareness run/walk in memory of Mr. Edlin Leslie, Sr. for the past four years, can be proud of their contributions in support of this National hospice program.
The general mission of this hospice program is to support those who have been diagnosed with cancer, are terminally ill and have been determined by a physician to be within their last six to eight months of life. Although we know that people will eventually die in our care, Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice and Home Care will not be a house of sadness, but a house of bliss. Our goal is to assist the patients in managing pain, and other symptoms, so that they can enjoy the last few moments of their lives with their loved ones.
We have been blessed with a space at
#6 Bluefield Rd, Dangriga. In exchanged for the renovations the owners have given us full access to use of this facility for a significant period of time. Your support and donation will make it possible to open our program in June 2011.
Presently, we find ourselves at a tipping point. We, the Blissfulsage Foundation, need your support in making the The National Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice and Home Care program in
possible in 2011. Belize
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Raquel Battle will be running the 26.2 miles Long Beach International Marathon on Sunday October 17th benefitting the Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice and Home Care. She hopes to raise US$50,000.00 by June 1, 2011 and to reach the projected opening date of June 15th. Your thoughts, prayers, support, and donations are greatly appreciated and will help to make her dream a reality!!!
If you would like to contribute or learn more, please contact the
, Dangriga, Mrs. Sonia Leslie, Placencia, at www.blissfulsage.org or on the "Battle Cancer" facebook cause page. You may locate this cause through Raquel Battle's facebook page. Belize Cancer Center
If you reside in the
and would like to donate, you may do so by mailing your check or money order to: Blissfulsage, US 531 W Roses Rd. San Gabriel CA. 91775
In kind donations may include but are not limited to:
3. A&D ointment
4. Gold bond powder or any powder with zinc oxide
5. Latex gloves
6. Medical tape
7. White cotton twin sheets.
10. Chucks (disposable and reusable)
13. J&J lotions
14. Baby wipes
15. Hand sanitizers
We would like to invite Belizean Charities to participate in this program by holding fund raisers to make this dream come through. Thank you for doing what you can to support Hospice Care in
. Blissfulsage is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization based in the Belize . Most recently Blissfulsage received its nonprofit status in United States as well. Belize