Hike for Hope - Team Roger
It has been almost two years since we lost my step-dad, Roger, to cancer. Although throughout his battle with cancer he showed amazing strength in the face of disappointment, and combatted hopelessness with his relentless sense of humor, it was the last few days were hardest for him, and us.
There aren't words to explain how helpless you feel seeing a loved one in pain. And to be honest, there wasn't much we could have done for Roger at that point. It wasn't until hospice started that Roger started to feel some comfort, and we were put at ease. Hope Hospice gave him a comfortable bed that he could adjust himself, a walker that he could use if he should choose to be mobile, and oxygen tubes that hooked onto his nostrils and around his neck - which he loved playing with. Roger, given his innate ability to make friends, immediately grew close to the nurses and patients that he met during support groups and other organized events. They even arranged visits with volunteers who offered their company and support. The constant stream of individuals who regularly visited and genuinely cared was priceless.
It's hard for some to imagine the rough road that is the battle of cancer; and some of us are lucky enough to not have experienced it first hand. However, there are people out there who are struggling. Hope Hospice was there when our family was in need, and I can't express how deep our gratitude is for their organization.
On May 6th, I'll be walking on behalf of Roger Royers, not only to honor the amazing man that he was, but also to help raise funds for Hope Hospice so that they can continue to provide their services to families in need. If you're able to support our team, 100% of donations will be going straight to Hope Hospice and the patients they assist. If you'd like to join Team Roger on our Hike for Hope, feel free to sign up or contact me for information.
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