Written by Sydney Crane, M.S., LMFT
Illustrated by Nina Broen
Everything has a purpose, and Riley’s Hospice Care Team has a very special purpose. Let’s meet them!
While a child is in the care of a hospice team, they will likely hear words and phrases that they do not know or have questions they are unsure how to ask. Presenting information through Riley’s story, I’m on Hospice encourages conversations and facilitates a space for questions, discussion, and understanding within any relationship dynamic surrounding a terminally ill child.
Riley is a nine-year-old boy whose life purpose is all about baseball, and he shares how each of his hospice caretakers helps him be comfortable and safe.
SYDNEY CRANE, M.S., LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Lubbock, Texas. She is a former bereavement counselor for a non-profit hospice and grief recovery center. Currently, Sydney is the assistant clinical director for the Texas Tech University and University Medical Center Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic.