Support and Care When It’s Needed Most
The staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospice program has one goal: to provide our patients and their families with the highest level of physical, emotional and spiritual care during life’s final journey. At hospice, we know this is one of the most important times any family ever experiences, and we are committed to making it as comfortable and meaningful as possible.
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The St. Elizabeth Hospice Center is a place where end-of-life care patients can spend time surrounded by family in a home-like setting. While on the unit, families, including small children, spend hours with their loved ones. Keli Catalano saw this first hand while she spent time with her mother at the end of her life. As a way to remember her mother and provide a place for the children, she has created a fundraising campaign to provide a playground to be built at the inpatient unit. A playground allows children to safely expend energy and entertain themselves while their family members are visiting hospice patients. Not only is the playground an area for the children, it also provides the patients, as they transition into acceptance of passing on, the soothing enjoyment of hearing the laughter and joy of sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
Keli is the owner of a humor based greeting card company called Colette Paperie in Northside. As an incentive for donors Keli is offering a deal from Colette Paperie. For every donation of $10 or more, Colette Paperie will give 10 free greeting cards, a $45 value. Other businesses have chipped in and are sponsoring giving levels too. For example, donations of $50 receive a gift card to the Eagle Bar & Grill in Over-the-Rhine. Keli has raised nearly $5,000 of the $25,000 needed for a safe and sturdy playground.
To donate to Keli’s cause please click here to visit her fundraising website.
Walk with E — A Healing Journey
Volunteers make the services provided by St. Elizabeth Hospice possible. Eric Miller is one such volunteer who has made a remarkable difference for the hospice community not only in his volunteer efforts on the inpatient unit but also in his fundraising efforts. After being diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer Eric decided to take a journey not only for himself but to raise awareness for the St. Elizabeth Hospice. He traveled to Camino de Santiago (known as The Way to St. James) from Astorga to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and began the 150 mile trek that serves as a spiritual journey for many pilgrims who are paying homage to those who came before and after them.
Through his blog and his Facebook page Eric shared the ups and downs of his spiritual and physical path, stories about hospice and the wonderful hospice staff, pictures and so much of himself with us all. Eric’s efforts raised over $10,000 for the St. Elizabeth Hospice program.
Eric continues to be a wonderful hospice advocate and dedicated volunteer as he continues his battle with pancreatic cancer. If you want to show your support for Eric and his mission, please click here to donate to “Hospice — Walk with E.”