The district nurse who helped our son die at home
RAF pilot Stephen Realf was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged just 19. His parents Peter and Elizabeth Realf thank district nurse Celine Kelly-Smith for providing end of life care
Our son Stephen died from a brain tumour at the age of just 26.
His career as an RAF pilot had been cruelly cut short with a diagnosis of an astrocytoma at 19. Stephen was unable to fly or drive again.
Since his diagnosis we had met many exceptional healthcare professionals, especially at Myton Day Hospice in Rugby, but it was district nurse Celine Kelly-Smith who enabled us to care for Stephen at home.
Celine cared for Stephen during the final two months of his life. Her kindness and caring not only...