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Tracy Taliaferro, Crater Community Hospice CEO is among honored guests at the 2018 UNOS Gala, The United Network of Organ Sharing.

Tracy received a liver transplant on August 16, 1996, his donor was a first responder that was struck by a car. Tracy has thrived since his transplant and often shares his story of hope with passion and a strong desire to bless others in our community with the gift of life he’s been given. Mr. Taliaferro has had a very successful law practice, returned to the Fire/EMS field where he served as Executive Officer, Legal Advisor, and Trustee; and volunteers by empowering abused children with Bikers Against Child Abuse. He was also a long time volunteer with Crater Community Hospice where he now serves as Chief Executive Officer.

“Every morning I wake up and remember how blessed I am to live during a time where organ transplantation is not only possible but almost routine.  I also remember that for me to live another passed and to him and his family I am forever indebted.”

                                                                                                                                                                                               Tracy Taliaferro

Please Vote for Crater Community Hospice and Thank Colonial Plumbing and Heating.

 

Please vote for Crater Community Hospice and thank Colonial Plumbing and Heating.

Beginning July 1st through August 31st, please go to this site:

https://www.colonialplumbing.com/revolutionary-giving/

Vote for Crater Community Hospice!  You can vote each day and need to use a unique device and email address for each vote.

If you have more than one device and email you can vote twice a day!

If we win, Colonial Plumbing will donate $1,000 to Crater Community Hospice!

WHAT A SUCCESS! On behalf of the Crater Community Hospice Thrift Store, we want to thank all of our wonderful customers and businesses who supported our Five Year Anniversary.

Because of you, over the past 5 years we have been able to grow our mission and reach out to many more patients and their families. We continue to receive a growing number of donations, so please keep us in mind as your shopping and donation destination.

Being a non-profit organization, you can donate to us knowing that all funds raised are used within our community. Your continued support is appreciated and you never know what treasure you may find in our store!

A special thanks to Container First Services, Sam’s Club and Party City for their support & generous donations!

Crater Community Hospice Spring Newsletter

….from the CEO’s desk

I have spent many hours trying to reconcile Crater Community Hospice’s motto “Celebrating Life Every Day” with the knowledge that our patients are facing end of life illnesses and don’t have many days left for celebration.

Below is one of our patient’s stories and a full electronic version of your Spring newsletter. Their story gives us all insight.

 

 

 

 

 

A Legacy of Love

“…Do all The Good You Can, As Long as Ever You Can…”

The magnet on my parent’s refrigerator was one of the things I grabbed before closing the door to their home for the last time. The full quote by John Wesley captured the essence of Dave and Lucy’s life, for they went about, ‘doing all the good they can, to all the people they can, in all the ways they can, as long as ever they can.’

Click Below for the entire newsletter…

Crater Community Hospice-Newsletter

Thank you,  Bill Humphreys for your wonderful presentation and for leading our October Coffee Chat discussion for Caregivers.

Thank you,  Bill Humphreys for your wonderful presentation and for leading our October Coffee Chat discussion for Caregivers. We had our largest group ever and Bill provided us with valuable tips and resources to help those who are acting as advocates and caregivers for a loved one and also for those who work as professional caregivers. Bill also reminded us to take care of ourselves if we are in either of these roles and provided valuable self care techniques and coping skills. Please feel free to contact our office at 526-4300 if you would like to schedule a similar conversation at your church, civic group or place of business.