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Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons
Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup. "Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said. I sat on the closed toilet seat, two cameras on my lap, ready to photograph her, as I had so many times before. "How's your dad?" she asked. "He is not well," I said. "He is struggling." She stopped applying her makeup and turned to me. "Look. He is likely not going to make it, and you're going to have to be OK with that." It was classic Evelyn, blunt and to the point. Her lipstick done, she rolled her...

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