Leaving a Legacy with Hospice: My Choice to Give

By Diane Samuelson My Dad was terrified of dying and wanted to be at home. He was born in 1908, and grew up during a time when nursing homes and hospitals were very different than the facilities of today. When his doctor told him the cancer had spread and very little was left to be done, he made my mother...

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Charlotte Hoeglund on Leaving a Legacy

Meet Charlotte, a charming, vivacious 91-year-old woman living independently in Detroit Lakes, Minn., surrounded by friends and a few close relatives in the community she has always considered home. Charlotte has always been a planner and continues to make deliberate plans now in her retirement with the same forward-looking attitude that helped build her career. …

Finding Herself Again: Ina Lyon’s Story

Ina Lyon is fiercely independent. A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, master of none, Ina can accomplish just about anything. “If it needs to be done, I’ll figure out a way to do it,” she said. Just as remarkable as Ina’s independence is her generosity. In 2012, Ina gave Hospice of the Red River Valley a $5,000 challenge …

Remembering Debbie

Each July, area motorcycle riders, supporters and community members join together in Valley City, N.D., for the annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Cancer Ride. Event founder Rocky Gabel, who owns Gabel Masonry Construction in Valley City, said the motivation for the event is three-fold: to memorialize his wife, Debbie, to educate people about the dangers of …

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Hospice Care: Return the Blessing

With the support of Hospice of the Red River Valley, Bob and his daughters were able to care for their wife and mother at home during her final months. In this video, Bob and his granddaughter, Cari, share memories of their experience with Hospice and what it meant to their family. To read more about Bob and his family's story, click here. If you...

Celebrating 30 Years of Events: Roger Maris Charity Golf Tournament

Funds raised through special events have played a pivotal role in keeping hospice care available and accessible throughout the Red River Valley for the past 30 years. The Roger Maris Charity Golf Tournament is one of the longest-standing sources of financial support. In its 27 years, the tournament has given more than $1,500,000 to beneficiaries …