Sitting on his bed, a cancer patient who wants to be referred to only as Richard, carves an angel from a bar of soap. His hands move swiftly and smoothly as the shape emerges.
Lining the window ledge of his sparse bachelor apartment are a dozen similar carvings.
“Most of the time, I sculpt angels because they are protectors,” Richard says as he shows his doctor his work.
Richard is being cared for by Dr. Naheed Dosani, founder and lead Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless, which delivers hospice care to some of Toronto’s most vulnerable.
Dosani began the initiative five years ago and now works with three other doctors and a nurse to bring palliative care about 90 patients in shelters, rooming houses and even on the streets.
Read more at the source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-homeless-palliative-holidays-1.5407360