“While I was spending every work day at the Inpatient Center, I was approached from time to time by social workers and other staff members who were dealing with patients and families who had unique needs. Often times, the need for items as simple as sheets or towels were driven by abject poverty. In other cases, a dying patient had a special request that simply required a connection to a special Rainbow supporter for help with transportation or other “final” wishes. I was pleased to be the “front man” for finding solutions to those specials wishes.
“As I take my leave from the office, I’d like to formalize a fund that I can leave behind so that special needs can always be dealt with in a positive way. I’m going to write one final check to create the “Kindness Fund,” and I would like to encourage you – at times when good fortune finds you – to throw $10, $20 or $100 into the fund. I don’t want this to get into the way of your ongoing annual support of Rainbow Hospice Care. I just hope that we all might share our special blessings with others who are faced with some pretty tough challenges.”
- Chuck Frandson