WESTBURY, NY — Traditional holiday stories follow celebrities as they visit children’s hospitals and do-gooders donating minivans to families with disabled members. But, a story about the holiday season from the perspective of those sick in the hospital or terminally ill is seldom found.
According to the Hospice Action Network, in 2018 New York had nearly 50,000 hospice Medicare beneficiaries.
Jarielys Quijano is a Long Island college student on hospice. In this story, she opens up about the possibility of this Christmas being her last.