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Celebrating Leslie

Sunday was the first annual Leslie Fest – a party celebrating the life and 61st birthday of Leslie Cochran, Austin’s beloved cross-dressing, homeless mayoral candidate. Leslie died on March 8 at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

Though certainly the most famous, Leslie is not the first homeless patient we’ve cared for. In fact, there’s been many. Our nurses, social workers, chaplains and CNAs have visited patients under bridges and at their camps. Sometimes patients agree to go to a nursing home or to Mary House, a wonderful home for chronically or terminally ill homeless. Sometimes they want to stay just where they are. Sometimes, like Leslie, they agree to go to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

Read the rest of this article at Hospice Austin's new blog.

June 28th 2012

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