September 25, 2012
I take much pride in being a Unity volunteer. John Robinson, co-founder of Unity a Journey of Hope was my Dad's hospice nurse as he courageously fought cancer. John treated my Dad with amazing compassion and respect and was an amazing support for my family and I. This is how I first became familiar with Unity a Journey of Hope. I decided to volunteer for Unity several months following my Dad's passing, and I will be forever grateful that I did so. Unity touches the lives of so many adults with life-limiting illness by granting there wishes and giving them hope when sometimes it seems as there isn't any. I have been involved in wishes as simple as a 102-year-old woman riding a motorcycle one last time to a precious woman bringing her family together for a family reunion and meeting baseball legend and former Pittsburgh Pirate Kent Tekulve. There are many organizations out there for children, and I am thankful there is and support those organizations; however, I have never heard of an organization that focuses on adults. After having my father pass away while battling cancer, I know the importance of giving hope, even when it seems there is none. As long as we are here, we have life, and there is hope. Unity gives those who have given up hope and special memories with their loved ones, and it is for this reason I will forever support and be proud to be a volunteer for Unity a Journey of Hope, changing lives one wish at a time.
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