Her final wish was for a day at the spa with her daughter.
She felt so out of touch and her wish was for a laptop to keep up with friends.
She had not left the facility in 6 months. Being from New York, she wanted to see the Christmas lights in downtown Portland.
A rare opportunity to leave the facility, and a fun outing to the zoo.
"I would love some live music on my birthday."
"It would mean so much to me to have the grandfather clock repaired that was built by my late husband."
"I want to go fishing with my buddy one last time."
Her wish was to take her family to Saylor's for steak. Due to declining health, we had the dinner brought to her.
"Lobster heals everything." We had a lobster dinner delivered to her room, which she shared with her husband.
She wanted her first ever limo ride and lunch.
It takes so little to impact someone's final hours.
Each year we present the Edward E Rosenbaum Hospice Life Award to a deserving individual. Governor Barbara Roberts was our first recipient.
Our friends from Bedmart, who support us every year.
Carol, trying to win some big bucks!
Skye and Grey
Governor Barbara Roberts has been to the event every year.
Shelley, our favorite wine wall volunteer.
A beautiful setting, a beautiful evening.
Just having fun!
Mardi, our past President of the Board of Directors
What do you think, should we bid on the trip to Italy?
The big money winners!
Someone just got an incredible auction item.
A chance to dance.
That's me, moved by the stories, the audience generosity, and always fighting tears.
Carol, Kathleen, and Ellen
Maggie, Lark, Carol, Jean, and Linda
Zero, Carol, and Joana
Me with my favorite, Governor Barbara Roberts
Which one shall we try first?
Janine Wolf, our emcee from K103. Year after year she donates her time to us.
The point is, I get to wear a bowtie.
Jimmy, excited to win the case of wine from Nemarniki Vineyard and Winery.
Val, extraordinary past board member and event co-chair.
Jae, past Treasurer of the board, and most eloquent speaker.