Journeying Through Grief at Camp
Journeying Through Grief at Camp
February 25, 2019

Over the past five years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to act as Camp Director for Southeast Wisconsin’s Annual Children’s Bereavement Camp. This ...

Ms. Hilda’s 106th Birthday Party
Ms. Hilda’s 106th Birthday Party
January 21, 2019

If you’re about to celebrate your 106th birthday, there probably aren’t too many things left on your wish list. For our patient Ms. Hilda, however, there was ...

Bringing Your Skills to Seasons
Bringing Your Skills to Seasons
January 07, 2019

The Benefits of Culturally Diverse Volunteers Christine C. is our volunteer services coordinator in San Jose, California. The city of San Jose is rich in ...

Rowena’s Softball Game
Rowena’s Softball Game
October 23, 2018

Sometimes you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to understand the emotions, stress, and difficulties they are experiencing. That’s not always an ...

Miracle Monday
Miracle Monday
September 06, 2018

Once the music started and Sonia began to walk down the aisle, all the flurry and chaos of getting things ready in time on that Monday morning faded away, and ...

“Joan Is About Life”
“Joan Is About Life”
August 14, 2018

Joan has always been a free spirit. After growing up in Michigan, she found her home in California where she lived with her husband, and loved to swim, climb ...

My Dream Became a Reality
My Dream Became a Reality
July 31, 2018

Our San Diego patient José Sanchez-Martinez was a painter; whenever our staff went to his house, you could find half-painted artwork everywhere. He also loved ...

It Really Does Matter How We Die
It Really Does Matter How We Die
June 21, 2018

Alan Poteet is a chaplain with our team in Houston. His wife Becky was on our service for a few months in Houston until she died in March of cancer. Alan wrote ...

“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”
“It’s-All-About-Joe Day!”
June 11, 2018

There’s a last wish to suit everyone . . . and in Joe’s case, he wished for an actual suit! Joe is a 73-year old Vietnam War Veteran, who now resides at ...

Speaking the Truth in Love
Speaking the Truth in Love
May 25, 2018

When someone dies, their family processes the life and the loss of that person. Reflecting back on our relationships with a loved one at end of life can bring ...

The True Beauty of Hospice
The True Beauty of Hospice
April 26, 2018

When I first met Tara, instead of shaking my hand, she jumped out of her chair, a big smile on her face, and said, “Oh no, I’m a hugger!” I laughed and ...

The Third Miracle
The Third Miracle
March 20, 2018

“It’s not what I want but it’s what I got.” These were the words I heard from a resident I encountered in the courtyard of an Assisted Living Facility one ...

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