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Gift of a Day Feature Story January 2024

Gift of a Day

We develop unique plans of care that include a Gift of a Day, our special program inspired by author Jim Stovall’s popular book “The Ultimate Gift.” Since its inception, we have helped thousands of hospice patients experience the perfect day. That day is based on the question: “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” Our staff members, volunteers and local businesses work together to bring these perfect days to life for our hospice patients.

First Woman Red Coater Returns to Arrowhead Stadium

Red Coaters are a visible group of season ticketholders who show their love of the Kansas City Chiefs football team with community service projects, charity fundraisers and their own brand of pep. They have been a beloved part of the Kansas City Chiefs organization, volunteering at every level, since 1963 when the team moved from Dallas, Texas to Kansas City.

A favorite Red Coater tradition that dates back to the very beginning and continues today at Arrowhead Stadium is Red Coaters being on the field, in their Kansas City Chiefs Red Coater jackets, to welcome the team on home game days when they run out to the cheers of adoring fans before the game.

Leona Cook was one of those Red Coaters but she also has her own place in Kansas City Chiefs history. She was the Chief’s very first woman Red Coater. Her passion for the team remained fierce, even growing over the years.

That’s why for Leona’s Gift of a Day, her Crossroads in Kansas City care team planned a special trip back to Arrowhead Stadium. KC Wolf, the Chief’s mascot, and a handful of fellow passionate Red Coaters were there for Leona’s VIP behind-the-scenes stadium tour. Leona was presented with a signed football and many memories of games past. It was a warm and humble tribute to one of Kansas City’s most loyal football fans. Go Chiefs!