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At Cedar Valley Hospice, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to the people we serve. Our mission is To Enrich Lives with Knowledge, Respect and Compassionate Care every day with every person we encounter. Those who have experienced the terminal diagnosis of a loved one know the fear and concern in being able to provide the best care in their end-of-life journey. Thanks to support from people like you, Cedar Valley Hospice continues to help in those difficult times, providing the extra assistance and professional expertise to families’ needs.
For 44 years, we have helped families focus on spending precious, quality time with their loved one without worrying about how to care for them. Imagine your family and friends when you think of how you would want Cedar Valley Hospice to be there for your loved ones. Please consider giving a gift for our 2023 Annual Campaign. Your donation will help us Make Each Moment Matter in the lives of those we serve now and into the future.
The Ultimate Experience of Love
Larry Shollenbarger's Hospice Journey
Larry and Mary Shollenbarger’s love story began in May of 1980. Four months later they were married. It was their zest for life and their kind souls that meshed perfectly together. They traveled, boated, skied and loved their family and friends with their whole hearts.
In the early 90s, Larry was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was 52 years old. They removed the prostate at the time, but doctors were uncertain if they were able to remove all the cancer. For the next 30 years, he battled it, still undergoing procedures, chemotherapy and radiation. Mary said Larry never complained – he just continued to live life to the fullest.
In February 2022, Larry’s pain began to increase, as the cancer had spread to his bones. In July, Larry made the decision to call Cedar Valley Hospice. Soon, Larry had his own team of experts who came into their home, managed his pain levels and helped to calm him. Now, Mary could focus on being “the love of Larry’s life.” For the next three months, Larry surrounded himself with family and friends, making lasting memories.
Larry’s hospice journey ended on Oct. 24, 2022. He died peacefully at the Hospice Home.
Watch more of Larry and Mary’s story below, and please consider donating to our Annual Campaign today so we can continue Making Each Moment Matter for our patients, families and clients.
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