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Gift of a peaceful death

  • Featuring: Dr. Roland Summit & Dr. Glen Komatsu
  • Date Submitted: Jul 21, 2021
  • Location: California

Dr. Roland Summit is a psychiatrist and founding board member of Parent’s Anonymous, a group dedicated to helping victims of child abuse. When is wife, Jo, of 60 years developed dementia and deteriorated, Dr. Glen Komatsu, a leading hospice and palliative care physician at Providence’s TrinityCare Hospice, appeared as a “magic man.” Within a half hour, Glen said three words that changed Roland’s life and cemented a bond between the two men – “Jo is dying.” Listener advisory: Bring Kleenex. Edit credit: Mike Addis


  • Dr. Roland Summit
  • Dr. Glen Komatsu
  • TrinityCare
  • Hospice
  • Carousel horse
  • Palliative care