About the Contributor: Anita Cross

Anita Cross has been a direct care worker since the early 1990s. She currently works at Cornerstone Hospice in Florida. A caregiver at home as well as at work, she raised four children and helped raise six grandchildren. She loves her work because she loves being there for people near death and their families. She also appreciates the perspective she has gained from being a hospice care worker. "Being there for these people really gave me a whole new insight into life," she says.

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