My Hospice Hero is my husband Brian Moore. Not only was he the love of my life, he was also my best friend, an amazing father, step father, Opa, son, brother, and friend.
I met Brian 24yrs ago. He was a single dad raising a teenage daughter. He accepted my two sons as his own. We had a small intimate wedding and a fabulous cruise to Alaska. We have 7 beautiful, amazing grandchildren. Together the made snowmen, went tobogganing, enjoyed ATV and tractor rides. He loved his Harley motorcycle and took many trips to the bike rally in Sturgis South Dakota as well as Friday the 13th in Port Dover. As a couple we went on many bike trips such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, out to the east coast and more. He also loved to hunt and fish. People loved his homemade pepperettes that he made from the venison.
When we received the devastating news of his terminal illness, we knew we had a tough decision to make. We choose Chapman House Hospice for his final days. I cannot say enough about the wonderful care he received in those last 3 weeks of his life. They showed him so much tenderness and respect in their care of him it was like he was a member of their own family. Due to COVID restrictions, when I stayed by his side 24/7 for his last week, I wasn’t allowed to leave his room. Everyone made sure I didn’t lack anything. From coffee in bed in the morning, to my meals and a cup of tea in the evening, I never went without. They made it so that I could go from being and extremely tired caregiver when he was at home back to being his loving wife. I was at his side holding his hand when he took his last breath. There are not enough words to thank everyone for everything they did for Brian as well as myself and his family.