A dying man’s last wish: To see his dog

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car. But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.
Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Medical Center and later to Hospice House. Yurt went to the animal shelter.
“In the transition of moving him over from our ambulance cot to the bed, he told me, ‘I have a dog,’” said Area Ambulance Service Paramedic Specialist Jan Erceg.…
From the day Yurt and Kevin were separated, he asked to see her.…


  1. That is such a sweet story. So sad and so sweet at the same time.

  2. birthmothertalks : I agree. And I know is not really thing for my blog, but I thought its amazing how somebody loves his dog , so I decide to share that with my blog readers :)