Anita Sakiyama

Anita Sakiyama

Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2002 and began chemo in January of 2003. It was at the Cancer Centre that we first heard about Circle of Friends being offered through Hospice Northwest. Mom immediately embraced the group and going to Circle became her passion. She rarely missed the bi-monthly get-together and feeling … Read moreAnita Sakiyama

Sherry Anne Kelly

Sherry Anne Kelly

Our wonderful volunteer Amanda taught us so much. In the nursing home she introduced my Mother and us to musical toys that sang and danced. My Mother received great joy from these and we realize that these stimulate seniors. It was a great comfort to have the continuity of a volunteer who knew Agnes when … Read moreSherry Anne Kelly

David Gilders

David Gilders

I was invited to participate in a small, closely structured grief support group by Hospice Northwest about 4 months after losing my wife. This invitation came at a difficult time in my period of grieving, immediately following the death of Dorothea. The contacts made with others who had suffered the loss of a loved one, … Read moreDavid Gilders

Andrea Cibulak

Andrea Cibulak

It is wonderful to know that our mom and dad are receiving such compassionate personal care and concern from the Hospice Workers. We will be forever grateful.

Carl Rose

Carl Rose

My wife and I utilized Hospice Northwest services for eleven months when she was suffering with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) at home. We were supported by two volunteers, each of whom came in to our home for a few hours a week to spend time with Carol while family members took a break. Later, when … Read moreCarl Rose

Charlotte McMillan

Charlotte McMillan

My Hospice Northwest volunteer has been through many illnesses with me, from insulin reactions, laser surgery to my eyes, fractured ankle, to an amputation. She has traveled with me to an out-of-town doctor, shared her home with me when I had nowhere to go, and helped to advocate for me with medical staff. I can … Read moreCharlotte McMillan

Del Osmar

Del Osmar

I would say that Circle of Friends helped me find a semblance of “peace of mind” and courage to carry on since my prognosis was never good and after many chemo sessions and lung surgery and sepsis attacks and being hospitalized for a long period, my time grows ever shorter. As my body fails, my … Read moreDel Osmar