Revived Hope: A Journey from Hospice to Healing

May 15, 2024

Karl Travis, retired senior pastor from First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, faced a harrowing battle with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a rare and debilitating form of pulmonary hypertension when diagnosed in 2018. Initially told he didn’t qualify for potentially curative surgery, Karl’s journey took an unexpected turn, leading to a remarkable story of… Read More

Honoring a Husband’s Life

May 13, 2022

Don Dube was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2018. By the following February, his health had rapidly declined, and his wife, Denise, needed assistance caring for him. “I felt in a fog of desperation because I knew deep down that I could no longer care for Don myself, and a sense of sheer… Read More

A Life Forever Changed – My Story as a Hospice Volunteer

April 20, 2022

Contributed by Aggie Gladbach, Community Healthcare of Texas Volunteer It was late in the afternoon when I knocked on Nancy’s door. I’d been there before, but this was different. This time, I wasn’t there visiting my healthy, vibrant, energetic friend and golf partner, who I’d known for more than 20 years. This time I was… Read More

Facing the Growing Demand for Hospice

February 14, 2022

The hospice industry in the U.S. is seeing an increased demand for services. Before the pandemic, the industry was faced with an adult population that was growing older. Vickie Jingle, CEO of Community Healthcare of Texas, said the hospice organization has seen 5% growth year after year in the demand of patients seeking at-home care…. Read More

A Mother’s Message of Hope

September 30, 2021

Contributed by Deidrea Laux, Mother to Thomas The afternoon was filled with excitement and joy for my husband and me as we headed to the obstetrician’s office for the long-awaited 20-week ultrasound appointment to find out if we were expecting a son or a daughter. Over lunch earlier that day, we’d gone back and forth… Read More

A Wife’s Message of Hope

September 15, 2021

Karla and Steve Lowder believed theirs was a match made in heaven, and their faith gave them the courage to love every precious day of his last year of life. Steve was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2019, a decade after he and Karla met on a Christian dating site. He tried chemotherapy and… Read More

A Friend’s Message of Hope

September 9, 2021

They were like peas and carrots–always together. They shared everything over their 52-year friendship, and that trust brought peace to their parting when Jane’s life reached its end. Jane was a combination of tough and tender, Mary Ann recalls. She thrived in her work with children with disabilities, but the job’s physical demands took a… Read More

Finding Community in the Midst of Grief

August 30, 2021

Marge Radle never envisioned this day would come so soon, much less in the middle of a global pandemic. But here she was, March 23, 2020, saying her final goodbye to Bob, her beloved husband of 58 years. For several years, Bob had battled Alzheimer’s, and when he became seriously ill from complications related to… Read More