MURRAY, Ky. (7/8/13) – The Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare recently received a donation for the upcoming Residential Hospice House from Jeffery DeHaan, Courtney Harness, and Robert DeHaan III in memory of Robert DeHaan II.
Robert Francis DeHaan II passed away from cancer at the age of 47. After he was diagnosed with lung cancer, Robert underwent aggressive treatment at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas where his mother, Penny, spent time caring for him during his final months.
“Taking care of my son became stressful because he was in an acute care facility and I was unable to be with him as much as I wanted. A Hospice House would be very beneficial to the caregivers during such a difficult time,” said Penny DeHaan.
Penny heard about the Residential Hospice House project and, after her unpleasant experience with housing availability during her son’s illness, realized the benefits it provides. When his children wanted a way to honor his memory, Penny told them about the Residential Hospice House project that was going to be built in the place where Robert spent vacations and had some of his fondest memories. Robert DeHaan’s children, Robert, Jeffrey and Courtney agreed that it was perfect way to honor their father and made a total donation of $3,100 to support the future Residential Hospice House.
Institutional Development Vice President Keith Travis encourages other people and businesses to also give and says no donation is too small. The Endowment is in the final stretch to raise an additional $300,000 to meet the financial goal of $3.5 million to break ground on the Residential Hospice House.
Information provided by Kyser Lough
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