Top, left to right: Jamie Kim, Sherry Ravago, Julia Bellamy, Tessa Gomes, Alyssa Nakao, Dianne Fochtman. Bottom, left to right: Michelle Fujii, Hospice Hawaii President Kenneth Zeri.
Top, left to right: Jamie Kim, Sherry Ravago, Julia Bellamy, Tessa Gomes, Alyssa Nakao, Dianne Fochtman. Bottom, left to right: Michelle Fujii, Hospice Hawaii President Kenneth Zeri.

REPORT FROM HOSPICE HAWAII– Hospice Hawaii’s Pediatric Program recently received donations from Eden in Love as a beneficiary of the boutique’s Giving Tree promotion. For a week during the holidays, shoppers chose a wish from the tree and made a donation towards that item, receiving a store discount in return.

Thanks to generous shoppers, Eden in Love donated art therapy supplies, disposable cameras, a gift certificate for film processing, jewelry making kits, and a video camera.

“These items will go a long way to help our pediatric patients and their families with therapy,” explained Dianne Fochtman, a Hospice Hawaii pediatric nurse practitioner.

“For example, we will give the disposable cameras to our pediatric patients and siblings to take pictures of a specific theme – such as love, friends, what makes you happy, or what inspires you – and then help them work through their feelings using those pictures.”

Serving the community since 1979, Hospice Hawaii specializes in providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the comfort of their own homes.  Hospice Hawaii also offers care in a home-like setting in Kailua.  Created by the community and governed by a local board of directors, Hospice Hawaii strives to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients with quality end-of-life care.  For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org

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