A friend asked me for help. Her mother is sick of pancreatic cancer. It is a terminal case which means the mother is dying. For a friendly assistance, I sponsored a trip to their hometown so the mother can meet her relatives again. It was a poignant scene when the family reunion looked sad for everyone. I realized that having a sick mother is one of the terrible things that can happen to a person. I pity my friend because it is like waiting for the death of her mother.