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Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran 05.27.2021
Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran

George Comert was determined to live independently forever, but that was not to be. As his health declined, he grew weaker and less steady on his feet. After a bad fall, even he had to agree the time had come to move in with his daughter, Lynn Besch, ...

Celebrating the Women We Call Mom 05.03.2021
Celebrating the Women We Call Mom

Mother’s Day. A day of celebrating the wonderful women in our lives we call “mom.” But for some of us this can feel like a dreaded day. There are many reasons this day can feel impossibly heavy. Maybe you lost your mother, maybe you ...

Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart 03.17.2021
Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart

On his first day of Kindergarten in 1995, Derick Ogg came home to the news that his beloved father had died. Now 32 years old, Derick vividly recalls how he felt at the time-- numb, devastated and completely alone. Who was he now without his father ...

Read Dianah Gibson's Story 11.19.2020
Read Dianah Gibson's Story

As news director at WFRE/WFMD, I had interviewed Frederick Health Hospice’s staff and volunteers, attended their fundraisers, and reported on their role in our community. I knew they did good work, but I didn’t truly understand the true ...

To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice 09.14.2020
To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice

Several years ago, my father, Richard Eugene "Dick" Stockman, found out that he had a rare cancer. In the early stages, we had high hopes that the treatments he received would stop or greatly delay its spread. Dad kept his usual positive ...

Father's Day 06.18.2020
Father's Day

If you have gone to a store, or watched television, or checked your email recently, you have probably been reminded that Father’s Day is this weekend. While for some people these have been helpful reminders to recognize the significant men in ...

Thankful for the Care 06.10.2020
Thankful for the Care

Bonnie and her late husband Dave were introduced to Kline Hospice House in 2012 when they visited a friend’s mother. Bonnie remembers how impressed she and Dave were with its peaceful, home-like setting, and the gentle, compassionate care the ...

Remembering Carl Miller 05.26.2020
Remembering Carl Miller

When Carl Miller passed away at the Kline Hospice House earlier this year, his family members lost a father, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather and a great grandfather, and Hospice lost a very dear friend. “I speak for the entire Frederick ...

Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope 02.27.2020
Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope

Since March of 1980, Hospice of Frederick County, now called Frederick Health Hospice, has been promoting quality of life by providing compassionate medical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to individuals and their loved ones facing a ...

Read Michelle Hunt's Story 11.06.2019
Read Michelle Hunt's Story

My son Corey was one in a million. From the time he was a little boy, he made the most of each day, brightening the lives of everyone around himwith his smile, warmth, and humor. He had a passion and a zest for life that was just extraordinary. Corey ...

Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message 10.04.2019
Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message

Dear Friends, Some of you may remember when Hospice of Frederick County affiliated with FMH Hospice Services in 1997. This created a single entity for the delivery of hospice services in Frederick County, making it easier for those in need to know ...

Peace at the End 05.17.2019
Peace at the End

Donald Greenway was proud of his career as an officer with Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Force. A perfectionist who believed in “doing things right,” Donald was a member of the Force’s executive security detail, the ...

When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss 02.28.2019
When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss

Christie Berkie has been a Camp Jamie volunteer since 2013 – the year after her two oldest children attended as campers. “I saw the difference in them, and I wanted a chance to say thank you.” Another of our longtime volunteers, ...

Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music 11.20.2018
Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music

Gali Sanchez was a percussionist for Santana, Steve Winwood, and the Dave Matthews Band, amongst others. He rubbed elbows with some of the most famous musicians in modern music and is considered to be one of the best recorded conga players. But Gali ...

Read Khris Keepers Story 11.19.2018
Read Khris Keepers Story

When I found out that my mother was nearing the end of her life, I had no idea where to turn. What a relief to learn that Hospice of Frederick County would walk beside us until the last day of her life, providing peace, comfort, and more blessings ...

Living in the Moment 03.21.2018
Living in the Moment

Most people would never guess that Adele Carey was 90 years old when this photo was taken. As a Hospice patient, Adele resided at Somerford Assisted Living and enjoyed living life to its fullest. Her good friend, Sandy Thompson, and family members ...

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 ...

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, ...

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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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