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Borlin Family

Hanson Hospice Center

Please help us make 2017 a year in which we continue to provide compassionate quality of life care and comfort for members of our community through programs such as Hospice at Home, the Hanson Hospice Center, and Lory's Place.

“Your child has cancer,” are four of the most terrifying words a parent can hear. Jeremy Borlin’s family first heard those words in 2013. They changed their world and started a journey that ended at the Hanson Hospice Center, where Jeremy spent his last days surrounded by friends and family. This precious time was a gift, creating memories to last a lifetime. His mom, Darci Borlin, shares Jeremy’s story...

Debbie and Mike Mattson

Lory's Place

Mike and Debbie Mattson discovered Lory’s Place soon after their son completed suicide a year ago. Our professional staff and trained volunteer facilitators have helped guide their complex grief journey:

“Losing a loved one to suicide is a grief like no other. Sadness, anger, and suffocating guilt jumble together in your heart from the very first moments. Our son Michael, age 36, died in our backyard from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound on October 21, 2015. Michael was an EMT-Specialist, accomplished musician, intelligent, and funny. From his late teens to his death he battled clinical depression, anxiety, and debilitating migraine headaches. He lived with us, and so his struggles were also ours."

Hear more from Mike and Debbie about their son Michael...

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