On a sunny Saturday morning in April, Barbara Rourke gazes toward the sea out her balcony windows. Her fourth-floor condominium on Ocean Boulevard in Pompano Beach offers a splendid view, although it's hard to tell whether she enjoys the seascape. She's a gray-haired wisp of a woman who spends her time either in bed or in a wheelchair; the latter has an attached tray table to keep her securely in place. Rourke moves her arms nervously at times, sometimes stroking her face and shoulders. The 68-year-old doesn't communicate by words anymore, though her eyes convey understanding and recognition at times. Doctors say Rourke is dying. She is in hospice care, which is end-of-life care intended to comfort... More >>>