​What matters most?

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, this question comes into clear focus. At the age of 10, Kayla was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. When she and her mom Jennifer needed help, they turned to Hospice of the Western Reserve’s pediatric palliative care services.
While in our care, we learned that what mattered most to Kayla was to achieve her dream of becoming a chef. Her dream was made possible through our Moments to Remember program.

We all want compassionate care for the ones we love. Yet, when it comes to what matters most, sometimes it’s the little moments. Because of supporters like you, we can bring these things that matter so much to our community members during their most difficult moments.

For nearly 40 years, Hospice of the Western Reserve has been privileged to be the hospice care provider of choice for more than 100,000 Northeast Ohioans, regardless of their ability to pay. Patients and their families choose us over other hospice organizations for many reasons. Not only do we provide exceptional medical and comfort care, we also provide bereavement counseling for family members, as well as grief counseling for members of our community when tragedy strikes. And we are proud to be the first and largest pediatric palliative and hospice care organization in Ohio, providing end-of-life care to our youngest community members.

When you give to Hospice of the Western Reserve, you are doing more than writing a check. Not only are you ensuring that all of our community members can receive first rate hospice care, you are also partnering with us to provide programs that engage patients in experiences that bring meaning to them and provide lasting memories for their loved ones.

Kayla passed away on July 8, 2018. We thank her and her family for allowing us to be a part of her story, it was our honor.