Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne nurse Beverly Barton said she knows what it’s like to lose someone.
On Christmas Eve 1987, she watched her 12-year-old son, Michael Barton, pass away in a hospital bed.
“He stopped breathing, and they didn’t resuscitate him,” Barton said. “It has been a 25-year journey of learning how to get past this.”
It was a journey, Barton said, of learning how to “not be a mom” after being a mom for more than a decade. Of dealing with Michael’s clothes, toys and belongings after he suddenly wasn’t there.