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On Top of the Mountain

On Top of the Mountain

It’s not unusual for families to go into a tailspin during the agonizing terminal illness of a child. However, Mary Rodriguez and her husband, Ricardo Perez, traversed that difficult journey with incredible courage and grace. They had no indication during Mary’s...

Honoring Madelyn’s Wish

In February 2017, 16-year-old Madelyn Shoales was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor, followed by six weeks of radiation. Two weeks after her surgery, she returned to school to finish out her sophomore year. Madelyn...
Terry’s Song

Terry’s Song

https://www.hospiceaustin.org/audio/god-are-you-near.mp3 Not long ago, Terry Yon was sitting at his kitchen table feeling sick and despondent. Diagnosed with cancer two years ago, he had endured colon surgery and undergone round after round of chemotherapy and...

Reel Change for Real Change

Hospice Austin was recently chosen to participate in the Reel Change Film Frenzy, a project sponsored by the nonprofit Lights, Camera, Help whose mission is to help area nonprofits by making mission-driven films that tell their story. The project paired 10 nonprofits...