Patient Stories

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The Last Ride 03.21.2018
The Last Ride

I was the Hospice Direct Service volunteer assigned to visit Barry Glass when he entered our program. My job was to provide companionship to both the patient and his wife, even if just for a little emotional support. I soon learned that instead of a ...

A Zest For Life 03.21.2018
A Zest For Life

From the first time John Noonan saw the Kline Hospice House, he was in love—with his room, with the staff and volunteers, with the view from the deck, with everything and everyone. “This place is like Heaven,” the 92-year-old said ...

A Life Fully Lived 03.21.2018
A Life Fully Lived

After many years in their own home, it became apparent that Ann Bohn and her husband both needed more assistance due to serious health issues. Ann entered the Kline House and Joe became a resident patient at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West ...

The Lucky Winner 03.21.2018
The Lucky Winner

Hospice patient Violet Young loved to play the slot machines in Charles Town, West Virginia and her daughters Jennifer and Robin planned to take her there for a day of fun. When Violet’s illness necessitated a change in plans, the daughters ...

The Snowglobe Of Grief 03.21.2018
The Snowglobe Of Grief

On Friday, June 10, 2011, at 12:30 a.m., my life changed in such a way that it would never, ever be the same again. My husband Steven died after an eight-year battle with cancer. Grief had already become a constant companion in 2009 when ...

The Importance Of Being Present 03.21.2018
The Importance Of Being Present

Volunteering isn’t always about interaction or action. Sometimes, our patients are not very responsive, participative or communicative. They might be sleeping a lot or simply unconscious. Compassionate presence volunteers have one simple but ...

Life at the Kline House 03.21.2018
Life at the Kline House

Every day at the Kline Hospice House is busy, filled with lots of activity, laughter, and memories in the making. We consider ourselves blessed to share many sweet moments with our patients and families. One gentleman told us he’d just have to ...

Making Memories Every Day 03.21.2018
Making Memories Every Day

Whether it was in his grandparents’ pond, Gunner’s Lake in Montgomery County or the shallow surf around Assateague and Chincoteague Islands, 31-year-old Stephen Travels could never get enough fishing. “No matter what was going on in ...

A Holiday Memory 03.21.2018
A Holiday Memory

When I was a Direct Service Volunteer for Hospice of Frederick County, I had the pleasure of visiting one particular patient and his family on Christmas Day. There were a lot of tears and sadness for this family: The father could not take everyone to ...

It's the Little Things 03.21.2018
It's the Little Things

Capturing the joy in every day doesn’t always mean fulfilling a lifelong dream. Sometimes, extraordinary joy comes from the most ordinary things. We asked our volunteers and staff to share some examples: Hospice volunteer Angela was looking for ...

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Inspiring Stories

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When a Loved One Dies from Overdose

When a Loved One Dies from Overdose

Nov 2021
Through a partnership with the Frederick Police ...
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