Volunteer Spotlight: Kara Fibranz

At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. We celebrate their contributions to the organization and the ways they enrich our patients’ lives.

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Kara FibranzVolunteer: Kara Fibranz
Years of Service: 5 months
Location: Moorhead, Minn.

Why do you choose to volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley?
I wanted to use my massage and reflexology work to help patients reduce pain and have a better quality of life.

What’s your favorite volunteer memory?
I visited a patient and she was sitting up and eating. It had been a few weeks since she had been able to that, and the caretaker was so excited. She told me the massage and reflexology I had been doing every week was helping and that the patient was doing so much better. To see the excitement of the caretaker and that the patient was doing well is what makes this so rewarding!

Complete this sentence: If I could change the world, I’d…?
I would slow down time, and people would appreciate the small things.