Volunteer Lunch and Learn

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Volunteer Lunch and Learn
Friday, September 15, 2017 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hospice of Washington County
747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD, 21742, United States

Hospice of Washington County Volunteers- Please join us for our next Lunch and Learn!

The “Lunch and Learn” program offers an opportunity to come together with your peers for a facilitated roundtable discussion.  Lunch will be served.  During this Lunch and Learn, we will be discussing the book When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.  At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decades worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live.  And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.  When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.  Volunteers should come having read the book and prepared to discuss.

To register, please contact Brooke Mullenix at 301-791-6360 or email bmmullenix@hospiceofwc.org.

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