April 2, 2016
by Mary York
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Linda Clark, Reflection on a Couple Fulfilling Their Dream

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Linda Clark’s Reflection. A Couple Fulfills Their Dream “One patient I can remember was a skilled card … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
by Mary York
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Jennifer Wilhoit & Discovering the Natural Landscape of Death & Dying, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

The Peace of Integrating Death Into Life It is a privilege for me to interview hospice volunteers around the country; I always feel as if I have gained new friends after our discussions and I cherish the personal connection that … Continue reading

January 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Tony Diana, Reflection on the Moment of Letting Go

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Tony Diana’s Reflection. Finding Peace in the Moment of Letting Go I had a patient who was … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
by Mary York
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Tony Diana & Renewing a Reverence for Life, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Finding Reverence in the Space Between Birth and Death At the end of interviews with volunteers, I often ask for any last thoughts. Tony Diana had one pressing question for me, “Do you ever feel like the patients become part … Continue reading

December 20, 2015
by Mary York
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Diane Bykowski, Reflection on an Angel in the Night

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer’s Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Diane Bykowski’s Reflection. This experience reinforced Diane’s belief in angels and the messages she feels they send … Continue reading

November 16, 2015
by Mary York
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Zoe-Tricks, Comfort and Laughs, A Hospice Pet Therapy Dog’s Spotlight, Part II

Zoe provides entertaining tricks , joy and soothing comfort to hospice patients. (Part II–Hospice Volunteer, Diane Bykowski, translates for her special companion and Pet Connections partner, Zoe) Five years ago, I was wandering the streets of South Phoenix, picked up … Continue reading

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