From the May 2002 magazine.

Who Are You People?

Dr. Bill F., a member of the Great Valley Group in Devon, Pennsylvania, had been in the hospital and then a nursing home for almost a year. Bill's wife had not been well enough herself to care for him at home. In fact, by year's end she was in a local hospital herself. Their children lived in distant states. So another member of our group, Jack, had been assisting Bill and his wife in their legal and financial matters. Home group members visited Bill and took AA meetings to him on a regular basis.

At 4:30 P.M. on March 19, 2001, the nursing home notified Jack that Dr. Bill was unresponsive and might not live out the day. Six members met in Bill's room for what we thought might be our last visit with our dear friend.

-- John K.

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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