Volunteer Impact

Beethoven and a Hospice Blessing

September 6, 2023

By: Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  September 6, 2023 The phone rang at noon, waking me from a much-needed nap. It was one of the volunteer coordinators at Kansas City…

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Starting Hospice Care for a Loved One

July 12, 2022

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  July 12, 2022 What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren’t? I would like to share my personal…

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Inspiration Meets Passion

April 26, 2022

By Bethany Vonseggern, KCH Communications Coordinator Published: April 26, 2022 What inspires you? Is it your surroundings, hobbies, loved ones, art? This list could go on and on as there…

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Much more than a store, it’s a story

July 6, 2021

Much more than a store, it’s a story was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. I pulled a beautiful jacket out of the box and smiled. I remember when Mom and I went shopping and she tried this on. She looked great, but she thought it was too expensive. Growing up in the Depression meant that almost anything not handmade was too expensive. I told her that she deserved a splurge and she could wear it to church. So, she reluctantly bought it.

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Please wear a tux

June 8, 2021

“Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate, Ed, who had Alzheimer’s and was receiving hospice care.

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