Patient Stories

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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 ...

The Closest Place To Home 03.21.2018
The Closest Place To Home

Since Kline Hospice House opened its doors in 2002, the beautiful home and its caring staff have earned the gratitude and praise of many area families. “Kline House met every need we had.” Pepper Delauter’s father, Stanley Gaver, ...

A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort 03.21.2018
A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort

While a lot of people find a train’s whistle to be a mournful sound, Timmy Bentz of Graceham, MD says hearing one always makes him smile. That’s because a train whistle reminds Timmy of his Dad, Charles W. Bentz, who was cared for by ...

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 03.21.2018
Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week to recognize Americans who give of their time and talents to benefit others. This was the same year, 1974, that the Connecticut Hospice – one of the first ...

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Inspiring Stories

Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran

Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran

May 2021
George Comert was determined to live independently ...
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Celebrating the Women We Call Mom

Celebrating the Women We Call Mom

May 2021
Mother’s Day. A day of celebrating the wonderful ...
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