A Vietnam vet died after fulfilling his last wish of fishing in Lake Leisure, Georgia. Connie Willhite, a decorated Vietnam veteran was diagnosed with terminal cancer a couple of years ago. Since then, due to his condition, Willhite was forced to lay in his bed, awaiting his death.
Knowing that there was nothing more they could have done for him, the medical staff from the Carl Vison VA Medical Center Hospice, have decided to fulfill the vet’s last wish, in an attempt to make his final days as comfortable as possible.
And so, the diligent staff of the hospice, having learned that the vet had a passion for fishing, took Connie Willhite to the nearby Lake Leisure. According to the team who took care of the veteran, Mr. Willhite, had to be taken to Lake Dublin together with his hospice bed, as the man was unable to move due his condition.
While on his last fishing trip, Willhite enjoyed every moment of it, the attending staff declared that the veteran studied each fish he caught before putting them in the bag.
Unfortunately, after just three days, Connie Willhite died at the VA Medical Center. The picture showing the vet studying the fish was posted on social media by Lisa Kittrill, Willhite’s cousin.
The Vietnam Vet died after fulfilling his last wish of going fishing, was bedridden for some time, being diagnosed with terminal cancer. According to his cousin and the hospital’s staff, the old man’s dying wishes was to be baptized and to go on one last fishing trip before he dies.
Greg Senters, a social worker, employed at the Carl Vison Medical Center, and who was at Willhite’s side during his fishing trip to Lake Leisure, declared for the press that veteran seemed like another man. He was feeling young again, having forgotten all about his cancer and the pain he had to endure every day.
Sadly, due to his condition, the Vietnam vet died after fulfilling his last wish, leaving behind some very precious memories.
Lisa Kittrill, Willhite’s cousin, said that the old man was simply glowing during his last fishing trip, and all pictures taken of him, showed a blissful, smiling man, who did what he liked best.
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