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DOING ONE'S BEST

Every day, it is an honor and privilege to be a part of the lives of the rescues at Unity Farm Sanctuary. John and I give our heart, soul and time to this wonderful place of community and healing. Although it is not always obvious, there are other events in our own lives that sometimes change the way each day happens.


Recently, I have not been as present in livestreams and social media posts, not the way I was at the beginning of the summer. On July 15, John’s mother and devoted Sanctuary supporter Dagmar Halamka, was hospitalized with a serious illness. John spent half the time since then between Los Angeles, Minneapolis and the Sanctuary. This has required me to fill more of each day with additional tasks here at the Sanctuary, as staffmembers also transitioned at the end of summer too.


With the help of 21 separate people mid-September, wheelchair transfers were made possible from the hospital in Los Angeles to the space here at the Sanctuary farmhouse prepared for her. She is in home hospice care, but people do graduate from hospice care, and she is trying very hard to recover her health.


Thank you all for your understanding during this time when we help Dagmar return to health. We are all simply doing our best, and are deeply grateful for all the Sanctuary supporters


The Sanctuary is a place of healing for all we hope.





Below: Dagmar & Maxine two years ago



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David Wirbal
David Wirbal
Oct 05, 2022

Such a difficult year emotionally for so many reasons, but none more impactful than the care for a parent. Know that my thoughts and hopes for a full recovery for Dagmar are with you all.

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mlkinsella
mlkinsella
Oct 05, 2022

Dear Kathy and John, To be present for your mother-in-law at this time is both hard and wonderful that you have the time to be with her. Whatever the outcome you both are doing your best, and that is all you can do. I am wishing all of you the best.

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Dear Kathy and John. I am very thankful that Dagmar is there with you, there could not be better support for her. Please give her love, hugs and best wishes from us. Lynn and John McCurry.

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neecy76
neecy76
Oct 05, 2022

Hi Kathy and John,

I am so sorry you and John are going through this, but I am glad his Mom is with you at the Sanctuary. I hope it brings her peace. Hopefully, she can visit Maxine soon. Take Care.

Denice

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Frances Anderer
Frances Anderer
Oct 05, 2022

I am sorry for this difficult time that all of you are going through. Thinking of you and sending caring thoughts ❤️ Fran

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