Welcome Home of Chattanooga's spring enrichment series focuses on dying [photos]

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/17/17. Alexis Loudenslager, Demystifying Death and Dying conference organizer and UTC student intern, spends time with Welcome Home residents on April 17, 2017. Welcome Home is a residence for the low income and homeless who are terminally ill.

For more information

To find out more about Welcome Home of Chattanooga, or to contribute to its mission of helping the homeless with end-of-life care, call 423-335-5842 or go to www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org.

More events

Upcoming events in the Welcome Home of Chattanooga Spring Enrichment series include:› Friday, May 12: Death Cafe, 5:30-7 p.m. at location to be determined› Friday, June 9: Caring for the Caregivers, 5:30-7 p.m. at Universalist Unitarian ChurchFor more information go to www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org or call 423-355-5842.

At age 37, Chrissy Wilbanks never considered death until her doctor told her she had two weeks to live.

That's when she dropped years of self-destructive habits and stressful relationships to gain as much time as she could with her 15-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter.

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