Why I Serve »
Fifteen years ago, I was introduced to the Community Hospice House when a close friend of mine was a patient there. I was so impressed with the peaceful, compassionate and devoted end-of-life care I witnessed, that I have been a faithful supporter of the agency since. I then decided to join to Board of Directors.
Through experience on the Board, I became acquainted with the wide range of services HHHC offers. After hearing of experiences of close friends and family, I came to greatly appreciate the skill, dedication and professionalism of the staff. When my work schedule made other commitments difficult, I left the Board, but made every effort to support HHHC in other ways.
Last year, I experienced firsthand the amazing work of the agency. My husband received home care following surgery for liver cancer. The procedures and details involved in his care were numerous, but were handled appropriately and successfully. Unfortunately, after a few months, it was determined that hospice care was required. Luckily, he was able to remain at home and his final days were peaceful, gentle and relatively pain-free.
Now, I want to do what I can to give back to the agency that has given so much to so many. With more time to dedicate, I am honored to rejoin the HHHC Board and look forward to doing my part to ensure the success of such an integral part of the healthcare system in southern NH.