Gift of a Day is a Knockout for this Former Boxer

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Former boxer Darrell “Tyrone” Wren is a five-time Golden Glove Champion and an Olympic bronze medalist from Kansas City, MO. For his Gift of a Day, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care teamed up with KC Golden Gloves to recognize him at the KC Golden Gloves Regional Championships.

Tyrone had not been to a boxing match in 40 years, and he had a smile on his face all night as former boxers and trainers stopped by to say hello, calling him a legend. Deservedly so, as he has never been knocked out and was one fight away from fighting Sugar Ray.

gift of a dayHe was asked to autograph a glove that will hang at KC Golden Gloves to inspire future boxers.

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It was a wonderful night that surpassed his wish of seeing boxing live one more time.

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Gift of a Day.

The Gift of a Day program provides terminally ill patients with the opportunity to have one perfect day planned by our team and supported by members of the local community. For some, it’s a special night with their family. For others, it’s a chance to cross an item off their bucket list. For Tyrone, it was an evening spent ringside.

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To learn more about the Gift of a Day program or if you know someone who could use the support of hospice, please call 1-888-564-3405.


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