September 20, 2016
by Mary York
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Cathe Keres & Paws of Comfort, Pats of Pleasure, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

A Visit from Clancy Provides Much Needed Hope and Comfort The journey to hospice volunteer work includes some long-standing roots with Cathe Keres. Thirteen years ago, her mother was in the care of hospice and she remembers the experience as … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Mary York
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Cathe Keres, Reflection on Loving Clancy the Therapy Dog

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared periodically. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Cathe Kere’s Reflection. Loving a Therapy Dog Inspires Hope in Patient I have a great story about … 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

November 2, 2015
by Mary York
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Diane Bykowski & Life-the Universal Journey, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Life, A Universal Journey When I reflected upon my conversation with Diane Bykowski, I was struck by how articulate she was in describing the ways in which hospice volunteer work enhances her life. That clarity of thought, no doubt, stems … Continue reading

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