Light up a life: Craig Morris

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Craig Morris was a man who loved his wife, kids, grandchildren, his church, taking trips, a life in general.

“My family and I came to know about Hendrick Hospice when my husband was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2001,” said Lori Morris, wife of Craig Morris. “We felt like, for ten years, he was going to beat it.”

While Morris battled bone cancer, he was forced to have his right arm amputated in 2012.

“His health had started to decline, but Craig was always so energetic,” said Lori Morris. “He was always taking trips, and just living. Even through his sickness, he was living.”

Morris was an adventurous man. However, in 2015, he pushed himself to his limit.

“He took a trip and it was kind of too much for him,” said Lori Morris.

He went to see a doctor, who ultimately recommended hospice care. It was then that the family turned to Hendrick Hospice’s free care.

“The people, the nurses, I can’t say enough about how they make you feel. They’re so compassionate,” said Lori Morris.

Craig’s nurse made the Morris family as comfortable as possible in their time of need.  

“I didn’t have all the answers that he needed to hear from me, but she was able to make him feel comfortable and talk about what he was experiencing and the feelings he was having,” said Lori Morris.

Morris passed away shortly after he was admitted to hospice care.  Hospice care, however, had a long term impact on Lori.

“Hendrick Hospice has a really special place in my heart,” said Lori Morris.

Lori decided to be a part of the difference hospice provides by working as a volunteer a year after her husband’s passing.

“I wanted to be a part of that,” said Lori Morris. “I wanted to say that I care about other people who are struggling and going through the same things we did and that I know it’s difficult but because of Hendrick Hospice, you’ll get through it.”

To donate to Hendrick Hospice or volunteer for the organization, visit their website at www.hendrickhospice.org/.

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