353 patients enrolled in the 3 Wishes Program since December 2017
1,262 wishes granted
1,655 fingerprint and hair keepsakes
126 word clouds
41 hand molds
4 wedding celebrations
2 mariachi bands
188 donors, including you!
These are just a handful of the tokens that your contribution has helped the 3 Wishes Program deliver to our patients at the end of life. Thanks to you, we exceeded our stretch goal of 175 “Wish Granters” and have raised $15,784 for this meaningful program!
It is especially hard for families to be in the Intensive Care Unit during the holiday season. Our patients can’t share in the cheer, open gifts in their own home, or be with all of their friends and family. Thanks to your support, we were able to bring the holiday spirit directly to one of our patients, Frances, and her family, even during their saddest moments this December.
We decorated Frances’ room with festive lights, made a hand-mold of her and her husband’s hands, brought in a mariachi band to honor her past as a mariachi dancer, and created an EKG keepsake so that her husband could keep the rhythm of her heartbeat forever. Her husband tells us that these acts of kindness made her death more bearable, and he will cherish these keepsakes forever. You helped make this possible.
We are filled with gratitude for your commitment to the 3 Wishes Program. Thank you, again, for making such a meaningful impact in the lives of our patients and their families.
Dr. Thanh Neville
3 Wishes Program Director
P.S. See the enclosed photos below to share in the bittersweet joy we brought Frances and her family during this very difficult time this holiday season (these are shared with permission).