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Dying Mans Last WishKevin McClain, a homeless man from Cedar Rapids had one last wish as he lay dying in Mercy Medical Center of incurable lung cancer. He and his dog Yurtie had lived together for years in his car. When Kevin had been taken to the hospital a month earlier, the two were separated. He asked to see the dog every day and with the help of the Hospice Home and local animal shelters they were able to locate Yurtie just before Kevin passed away. “The moment Kevin opened those eyes and saw that dog there was instant recognition. Yurtie licked his arms, she licked his face,” someone at the scene said. Kevin was able to slip into the afterlife with a smile on his face. We are happy to report that Yurtie has been adopted by a wonderful family and is adjusting well.

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