LETTER TO THE EDITOR
This letter is in response to the letter in the Dec. 6 issue of the Leader concerning donations to Hospice.
Almost eight years ago, I lost my mother to cancer. The last few weeks of her life were spent at home with the help of Hospice. Watching a loved one slip away is the hardest thing a family can face. The staff of Hospice made that unbearable time a little more manageable by providing us with around the clock care and concern.
Not only were they taking care of Mom but they were also taking care of the famly. In the months that followed our loss, they continued with support by contacting the family to see how we were doing. I attended several support groups, one in particular dealt with the enormous void felt during our first holidays without Mom.
Not once did we expect the donations to go towards the bill for her care. It was our wish that those donations go towards the programs that Hospice provides so that others would be able to receive the same care, concern and compassion that we did.
I am sorry for the loss the writer of that letter has suffered. I hope that he or she will seek the services that Hospice provides for the family following the loss of a loved one.
My family will continue to make donations to Hospice so that other families can receive the quality care that we did.
Darla Daugherity Jordan