Ask any fisherman and he will tell you that fishing is the sport of hope. Bob would spend hours on the lake waters competing in bass fishing tournaments and hoping for the “big one’.
When he came to Arkansas Hospice, Inc, he thought his days of fishing were only a memory. Confined to a wheelchair and needing attentive care, it seemed an impossible feat that he would ever anchor in the lake and cast his rod again. That’s when his social worker contacted Arkansas Hospice Foundation.
Through the thoughtful gifts of donors, Arkansas Hospice Foundation secured a boat in a nearby marina. Then, they enlisted his nurses, a social worker, and his family to help Bob embark on one last fishing trip.
Just like his younger days, Bob checked the weather reports, prepared his gear, and woke up before dawn. His team wheeled him onto the boat, Together, they set off for just the right fishing hole.
When they found the perfect spot, they anchored the boat. With the lake breeze at his back, the right lure on his rod, Bob cast his line out into the waters …and caught a small mouth bass.
Was it a bass that fishing tales are made of? If you ask Bob, he’ll tell you … it was the catch of a lifetime.
Want to be a wish granter for others like Bob? 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.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.