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Former Marine and Navy Seal Finds Comfort in Hospice Care

JoAnn Aguirre and her partner Duke Ogden were together for 20 years, up until his death at Pohai Malama. Duke, a former Marine and Navy SEAL, and JoAnn were on a trip to Oregon last year when he had a medical event that required an ER visit. He was advised to see his medical care provider upon return to Hilo. JoAnn describes the experience of those last months with Duke.

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