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Veteran Gets His Dying Wish – Catching One Last Fish

Cancer stricken veteran Connie Willhite only had two last dying requests, to get baptized and to go fishing. Behind the hospice unit at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia sits Lake Leisure. So what did the VA folks do? They took him fishing on this lake. Greg Senters, a social worker, arranged for a mobile bed to take Connie fishing and made it happen. Connie Willhite caught four brim about the size of his hand. He passed away three days later. “A dying person can teach you a lot about living,” Senters told CNN. “Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day we forget about what’s important.”

A Vietnam veteran had his dying wishes granted in August thanks to the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin.

Connie Willhite, a Soperton native and U.S. Navy veteran who was being cared for at the Hospice Care Unit at the VA Medical Center, asked for only two things before he died: he wanted to be baptized and he wanted to catch one more fish.

First, VA chaplain Sam Scaggs helped Willhite with his baptism. He requested the ceremony so that he could be prepared to “crossover.” His family joined to witness the event.” Via YouTube

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