I checked around, and from what I could tell, the death of the great founder of the modern hospice movement was completely ignored by the American media. What a travesty. Had she promoted policies that promoted suicide or other destructive medical approaches to the ill or disabled, she would have been given a big send off. But apparently, providing great succor and hope to the dying and their families isn’t worth taking the time to applaud. Such are the times in which we live. I hope this piece is worthy of her memory.