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The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness
The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness was founded in 1991 by Mike Nichols and Cynthia ONeal because of an urgent need. The epidemics of AIDS and cancer were raging and overwhelmed doctors did not have any time for the emotional and spiritual needs of their patients. Friends In Deed was created to fill this void. Since that time thousands and thousands have come to Friends In Deed newly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness exhausted from caregiving and heartbroken over the death of someone they loved. They arrive frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. Friends In Deed provides a safe space where they can ease the fear and reconnect to their own resources and to a sense of possibility.