In a world filled with fearful uncertainty, you have joined with McLeod Hospice to give patients and their families peace, comfort, and hope.
Through your support, you help ensure our team can provide the right care, at the right time in the right setting for patients and families in their most vulnerable time.
The COVID-19 healthcare crisis presents numerous challenges for our dedicated staff. Adjustments were made to protect our patients and families while ensuring the teams would remain safe as they provide care both in the homes and at the McLeod Hospice House.
As always, our focus has been to compassionately serve patients and families while giving them renewed hope.
Hospice care is about helping patients redefine their hopes. Where they may have once hoped for a cure, their new hope becomes very personal and varies for each patient.
Without your support, it would be difficult for our teams to fulfill the personal aspirations of each patient and family.
Each year during the annual A Light for Someone You Love Tree Lighting, McLeod Hospice donors like you renew their annual support by lighting lights in memory or honor of their loved ones.
I most humbly ask for your continued support as so many families continue to turn to McLeod Hospice during life’s most difficult and often fearful seasons.
As one of our supporters, I wanted to share with you a special story of renewed hope that you helped provide last year.
Jimmy McDaniel and his family turned to McLeod Hospice as they faced the end stages of renal cancer. Jimmy was one of those naturally smart men who could always “just figure it out.” After attending Florence Darlington Technical College for one year, he got his Mechanical Contractors license and eventually worked as Director of Engineering at McLeod Dillon and McLeod Clarendon.
Jimmy and his wife, Renee, were especially proud that their son, Kent, was completing his degree in accounting at Francis Marion University. It was Jimmy’s hope to see his son graduate.
The McLeod Hospice House team arranged a graduation celebration at the Hospice House. Dr. Fred Carter, Francis Marion University President, was on hand to present Kent’s diploma as Jimmy and his family proudly looked on.
Jimmy’s face held a huge smile and he was able to share that he was “ecstatic.” He passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands the next day.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us provide Jimmy’s hope. Through your gifts, you are the backbone of our program.
We are counting on you to make your gift once again to McLeod Hospice while lighting lights of remembrance for this year’s Tree Lighting.
In gratitude for you,
Dr. Vipul Shah
Medical Director, McLeod Hospice and Palliative Care
P.S. Please take note of the special plans for this year’s ceremony that are detailed on the enclosed invitation. We hope you will join us in person or virtually during this special time of remembrance.