Going the Distance_

Going The Distance: Caring For Loved Ones From Afar

By Wendy Tabor-Buth “Bump, set, spike,” I shout in support to the girls at volleyball practice. It’s a weekday evening, and I have the privilege of assistant coaching my daughter’s volleyball team. As the girls work together as team, I try to stay focused. But my thoughts are consumed by the phone call I just…
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Grief vs Depression

Grief Vs. Depression: What You Need To Know And When To Seek Help

By Stephanie Pritchard, LAPC, NCC It is not uncommon for people to question whether they or someone they know is depressed after the death of a loved one. For most people, the emotional, mental and physical symptoms experienced after a death can be attributed to normal grief. However, this is not always the case. It…
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Celebrations Bears

The Small Town With A Big Heart For Hospice

Fullerton, N.D., is a small town. Population: 54. It’s a tightknit community whose residents have known each other for decades—growing up together, working side by side, looking out for one another. It’s a community that Ruby Gramlow knows well. Ruby lives in Fullerton and works as a nurse for Hospice of the Red River Valley.…
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Dear Evelyn

Amazing Grace: Hospice Volunteer Writes Of Her Experience With A Special Patient

by Brenda Podolak I have been a patient volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley for the past three and a half years. Throughout the past year, I have had the good fortune of visiting with one very special lady named Evelyn. How grateful I am for the life-long lessons that our time together…
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Bill K.

With Humor And Hospice, Couple Finds Peace And Comfort At The End Of Life

When you meet Bill and Karen, you instantly feel the love they have for one another. Their faces light up with joy when they sneak a glance of each other. A quick wit and robust laughter are at the heart of their relationship. They take turns teasing each other in a healthy back and forth,…
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