Hospice patients often welcome the opportunity to have help writing down their personal memoirs. Each story has been as unique as each patient. Formats include scrapbooking style, text and photo style and CD audio recordings. Helpful resources are provided to the volunteers interested in providing this service.
Is the effort worthwhile? Just look at the smiling face of SummerField Suites resident Betty Starr, left, and her “ghostwriter” volunteer, Ginny Ward. Ginny not only wrote the story, but also had the book hardbound with Betty’s photo gracing the cover.
“Mr. Peter Richards, the Hospice volunteer who did Paul’s ‘life story’ book, did a fantastic job. Paul and I will be sharing it with all our family and friends.”
“You have my sincerest thanks for transcribing my memories into a memoir to share with my family. I am profoundly touched by this gift.”
“It was a privilege for us to receive the handsome spiral bound books of my dad’s life story. We want to thank you so much for all the time and effort that went into the biographical sketch, adding old pictures, copying and binding. It will indeed be a treasure for our family.”