For hospice care
On Oct. 29, my husband became ill and I called 911. The person who answered was very patient in dealing with an almost hysterical woman. The men who came to answer the call were very professional and started taking care of my husband as soon as they came in the room. He was transported to the hospital and, because of his condition, was discharged the next day to hospice care.
We had never had any experience with hospice so we really didn't know what to expect, but an Agape Hospice nurse came to admit my husband to hospice care and from there we came to know and love the ones taking care of him and ministering to me, as well.
After we settled into our routine, my husband always wanted to know who was coming that day and he was always excited to see them. He asked me to please write to The Beaufort Gazette and say a big thank you to the paramedics who took care of him and to the hospice workers who were with us until the end, which was Dec. 14.
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I am doing what my husband asked me to do. I wish I had the names of the paramedics to say a personal thank you, but you know who you are. I also thank the staff from Agape Hospice.
We are so fortunate to have such caring people when we need them. I will forever be grateful.
Juanita M. Gray
To car dealers
We would like to thank John Evans and Eric Stulpin, who work at O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln Mercury on U.S. 278. These gentlemen were instrumental in working with us to purchase a used Ford van for TLC Ministries in Beaufort.
After the purchase, it was determined that a trailer hitch with wiring was needed. Several businesses were consulted and the cost was prohibitive until John and Eric were contacted. Once again, the job was done at a very reasonable rate.
It is important that we not forget the local businesses and how supportive they are within the community, particularly to nonprofit organizations such as TLC Ministries.
Hilton Head Island