Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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A Sporting KC Fan's Final Wish

Patient Thephayonh “Lee” Promsenmuong has been a Sporting Kansas City fan since the team started in 1996. He loved attending their matches and frequently joined the KC Cauldron pregame tailgates. When we approached him about what his perfect day would be, he told us it would be attending one more Sporting KC match.
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Girls Night Out

Our Gift of a Day program is designed to give patients one perfect day. Those days are as varied as the patients we serve.
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Crossroads Hospice patient makes magical memories with a Gift of a Day

Herbert Bahr is a man who remembers his happiest times in terms of others. A patient of Crossroads Hospice in Dayton, Herbert, 89, told Crossroads social worker Stephanie Jackson that the best time of his life was in the early days of Walt Disney World® in Florida, where he worked as a supervisor-foreman on the landscaping crew.
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Bringing Hospice to Prison: Val’s Story

Val Criswell is a Support Services Director at Crossroads Hospice. She's been in this position for about four years, and she supervises Social workers, chaplains, volunteer managers and the bereavement department. A few years ago, Val became involved with something on the side: the program working to bring hospice education to prisons in Missouri. That's when her Executive Director asked if she would be interested in joining the committee.
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A High Rolling Gift of a Day

Ben Duhon was a high roller who made frequent trips to Las Vegas. For his Gift of a Day, he wanted one more trip to the casinos, so his Crossroads Team organized a trip to Harrah's Kansas City.