Saint Michael’s Foundation
Ministry Home Care Hospice Brings Compassion and Dignity to End of Life Care
Mick and Margo fell in love and married. They raised children, worked, attended church and gave back to their community, together. During that time, Margo became a hospice volunteer, she became more passionate about end-of-life needs.
When Mick and Margo found out about the return of Margo’s ovarian cancer, they had a difficult choice to make. Together, they recognized that with a Hospice team by her side, Margo did not have to be homebound and could live the rest of her life to the fullest. They chose the local hospice program to provide end-of-life care. Just shy of their 40th wedding anniversary, Margo died at home at the age of 59.
Several years later, while attending a local grief support group, Mick met Joan. Their friendship soon grew and they were married on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, Joan’s Parkinson’s worsened. Mick chose to bring Joan home where he lovingly cared for her with the help of Hospice. That September, Joan died peacefully knowing that hospice allowed her to experience as much of life as she could – together with her husband.
Mick has been blessed to have two women he loved cared for by a loving group of care providers from Ministry Hospice. Because of the care he experienced, he returned to hospice as a volunteer, in loving honor of Margo and Joan. Both Margo and Joan took time to volunteer for hospice and in Mick’s words, “God has a plan. I’m here and I’m healthy. I can do something.”
Because of the generosity of people like you, the Hospice Fund helps our local hospice program fulfill its mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care to everyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
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