Hike for Hospice
Perhaps it’s the “heaviness” of covid- I am sure missing my mom these days. During these times I just want to pick up the phone and call mom and have that space where I am just a kid again- not to be an adult with adult worries and responsibilities- to be the child that we all are to our moms regardless of our age. She always allowed me that space.
I was with mom as she passed away and was so moved by the care and compassion shown to her during her end of life on a palliative care unit. As a direct result of that beautiful care and dying experience I initiated volunteering at Hospice Halifax. Volunteering at Hospice Halifax is my means of showing mom what she means to me and to keep her memory alive in a giving and loving manner- it’s how she would want my grief to be channeled.
Unfortunately with the current state I can not actively volunteer at Hospice at this time – I fully respect that as patient and staff safety are also a priority of mine. With fondness I recall every other weekend I would help prepare meals, clean the kitchen and deliver food to end of life patients- every time I went there I would take a few conscious moments to reflect and mom was ever present- healing.
As part of my commitment to mom I am doing the Hike for Hospice fundraising. I want to contribute, in some small way, in helping patients and families experience end of life in the most beautiful, compassionate and dignified manner. Selfishly I also want to keep my grief on a path of giving and loving and this very much helps with healing. Please consider supporting this very important cause- it would mean the world to me.
|Anonymous||$25.60||June 13, 2021|
|Yvette MacKinnon||$50.00||June 11, 2021|
|Anonymous||$500.00||June 09, 2021|
|Melanie Farrimond||$100.00||June 08, 2021|
|Marilyn Nickel||$50.00||June 04, 2021|
|Chris Underhill||$0.00||June 04, 2021|
|Shauna Stuart||$50.00||June 03, 2021|
|Danna MacKinnon||$50.00||June 03, 2021|
|Barbie Leggett||$100.00||June 03, 2021|
|Erin Benesch||$50.00||June 03, 2021|
|Hector MacKinnon||$100.00||June 03, 2021|
|Jessica MacKinnon||$19.40||May 28, 2021|
|Hector MacKinnon||$275.00||May 28, 2021|
|Cynthia Firlotte||$25.00||May 28, 2021|
|Archie MacKinnon||$250.00||May 28, 2021|
|AJ MacKinnon||$50.00||May 28, 2021|
|Marlene Brogan||$500.00||May 11, 2021|
|Gwyneth Oarker||$100.00||May 08, 2021|
|Dylan MacKinnon||$300.00||May 08, 2021|
|Wade Watson||$100.00||May 08, 2021|
|Leeanne Wells||$100.00||May 08, 2021|