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A Touch Can Be Worth A Thousand Words

"The first sense to ignite, touch is often the last to burn out: long after our eyes betray us, our hands remain faithful to the world." -- Frederick Sachs, The Sciences When nurse Mary Farren laid her hand on the arm of an older woman she was caring for at home following surgery, the touch spoke volumes, especially since the woman spoke no English. "I was telling her, 'I know this is difficult, I know you don't want to be a burden to your daughter, and I want you to know we are right here with you,'" said Mary, who covers Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
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