Whoever you are, thank you.

By arhospice on July 16th, 2019 in Blog, Foundation

When four year old Oreanna was diagnosed with Batten’s Disease – a rare, fatal brain disease – her family felt their lives turn inside-out.  Overwhelmed with the care she required, Arkansas Hospice provided them with a pediatric care team.  A team nurse recognized the hopelessness the family felt. Through research, she found a weekend conference in Tennessee specifically geared for patients and caregivers of those with Battens. 

Arkansas Hospice Foundation covered the expense of Oreanna’s mother and grandmother to travel and attend the weekend conference. 

Today, they have gained strength from a support system, confidence in their ability to care for their little girl, and hope for tomorrow.

In a note from Oreanna’s Grandmother Ann, she wrote,

After the conference I know what our future looks like first hand and knowledge is power.  Most importantly, I no longer feel alone anymore. I have friends I email and call daily going through the same thing.  That’s what the conference did for me.  It was a lifesaver.

Whoever you are, thank you!” 

Want to be a wish granter for families like Oreanna’s? 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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