All in a Day with Alan Neal – Woman raises money for Renfrew County Hospices
Callie (Thiyagarajah) Drohan spent her mother’s last Christmas in a hospice, and now she’s raising money so that more people with a sick loved one will be able to experience the sense of home her family did during the holidays.
Audio interview with Erna Heideman
“Life no longer becomes a matter of quantity but of quality. . . How was I going to make [my husband’s] last days be the best they could under these circumstances?. . . We opted for Hospice Renfrew. It had a homey atmosphere. . . There would be no cost to us. . . Hospice staff was there for us. In silent comfort they understood our need.”. . . read moreGlen
“Wrapped around the moments of heartbreak. . . were family whispers of “what would we do without this place?” Hospice Renfrew is simply a model of what anyone would want in the worst-case scenario: a beautiful palliative-care facility with exceptional staff that pulses with compassion and respect.”…read moreSusan Bonner, CBC News, Washington Correspondent
“My brother recently died at Hospice Renfrew. As we accompanied him in the final stages of life, it became an incredible gift ‘back’ to us, in so many ways”…read moreLetter to the Editor, Ottawa Citizen submitted by Marian and Guy Brethour, of Kanata, Ontario, as quoted in the Hospice Renfrew Newsletter, November 2010
“My grandfather was the most strong-willed, hardworking and independent person I have ever known. My family always joked that he was a man of nine lives, using each one of them as an excuse to come up with a great story of something that he had overcome in his life. “…read moreGrandson of Terry Neville
“Gary Cybulski planned to retire and start his own carpentry business, but he never got the chance. The 52-year-old was diagnosed with glioblastoma cancer last October. The diagnosis is a grim one, since patients are seldom given much more than a year to live.”…read moreJamie Cybulski