Appetite for Life

By arhospice on July 16th, 2019

You may have spotted one standing at the refrigerator door drinking all the milk straight from the jug.  You may have witnessed him eat an afternoon snack of two king size candy bars followed by a large pizza.  A box of cereal can’t make it though one day with him.  If you’ve observed it or lived with it, you know that nothing can match the insatiable appetite of a teenage boy. 

At twenty years old, Chance’s appetite wasn’t diminishing with age nor by his admission for pediatric services with Arkansas Hospice, Inc.  With his twenty-first birthday approaching, the staff felt an urgency of need to create a memorable experience for this foodie’s birthday.

Through The Gifts of Kindness program of Arkansas Hospice Foundation, Chance was presented with twenty-one gift cards to enjoy his favorite restaurants.  While it was a fast food enthusiast’s dream of all the burgers, tacos and pizza he could want, his family and friends benefited by being invited to tag along with him for a meal with a side of memories, and laughs.

Sadly, Chance didn’t get to celebrate his twenty-first birthday. Those who shared those last meals with him say they will never forget his love of food or his appetite for life. 

Want to be a wish granter for pediatric patients like Chance?  With your donation to Gifts of Kindness through the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, you make it possible for men, women, and children to have a special experience for the first time or re-live one of their favorite experiences one more time. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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