Volunteer Stories

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August 19, 2016

A Legacy of Love

by Sherry Ainsworth My heart broke when my best friend, Carmela, had to tell her children, ages 6 and 9, that mommy had breast cancer. They […]
August 19, 2016

Big Dogs with Big Hearts

When most people think of therapy dogs, they think of small or medium size dogs that walk with people who need extra care. But, sometimes comfort […]
August 3, 2016

Helping care for the beloved pets of hospice patients

Pet Peace of Mind Many people dealing with serious illness worry more about their family than their own care. And, for many, their constant companion is […]
June 19, 2016

Ten Years of Serving the Community

In May and June of this year, several events commemorated the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s first hospice house. It was a long held dream that […]
April 4, 2016

Veterans Service Award

Kansas City Hospice and NorthCare Hospice are proud participants in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration […]
December 4, 2015

Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, VFW Post 8100 raised a new flag at the Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of long-time volunteer, Norm Rich, […]
June 10, 2015

A Last Royals Game

When a volunteer contact the Royals, they agree to host hospice patient Jean C. with nurses Erin and Michael. “I really had to talk myself into […]
June 9, 2015

Comfort Bags Bring a Bit of Warmth

Sandy Yonke recently made 30 comfort bags for Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of her late husband. The comfort bags are filled with field corn […]
February 10, 2015

An Honor Flight

Carl always wanted to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., but was unable to travel. So, the Honor Flight came to him. His care team […]
February 10, 2015

A Day to Remember

Tanya’s dream was to marry the love of her life, but only if her family could be around her. Her very large family was in Arizona, […]