Peter Quimby was diagnosed with esophageal and liver cancer. With the weight of these illnesses, the thought of his favorite childhood places, Biddeford Pool, brought him great peace and relaxation. As he thought back to Biddeford Pool, he described in detail the tidal pools, the sea creatures, and the delightful smell of the ocean to his Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, hospice social worker, Ratrica Riggs. Just thinking about this place reduced his levels of anxiousness towards his illness and filled him with an unexplainable peace.
Through the Lighthouse of Hope Fund, Ratricia helped Mr. Quimby to return to his favorite childhood place; and he was refreshed and at peace, despite his illness.