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Callie Rapke, Community Relations Manager
970-255-7211 or cjrapke@hopewestco.org

Danny, a devoted Bronco’s fan, army vet and former firefighter, has always enjoyed spending time outdoors. Fishing, camping or simply taking in the views, nature has been a place where he has found peace and built his connection with God. Despite his illness, Danny’s HopeWest care team makes it possible for him to continue spending time outdoors by arranging outings to the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. During these outings, Danny takes short walks, enjoys a Pepsi and soaks in the beauty of his home in western Colorado.

Thanks to support from our community and Danny’s HopeWest care team, he is able to continue enjoying one of the things he loves most.

Your story will inspire others. Email cjrapke@hopewestco.org to share your HopeWest experience with us.

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Letter from a Bereaved Friend: How HopeWest Supported Her Family, Experiencing the Serious Illness of a Loved One

Dear Friends of HopeWest, I write to you as a mother, a bereaved friend, and a Coloradoan. My family's life has been deeply impacted by the HopeWest youth bereavement program. By integrating art therapy into their grief support offerings for children,...

HopeWest Patient Finds Purpose and Satisfaction through Woodturning

Holding a piece of apricot firewood, Bobby Clement admires its beauty and envisions its potential. Having been in pastoral and music ministry for more than 35 years, Bobby was always busy, going, and doing. He became acquainted with HopeWest through visits...

HopeWest CNA Goes the Extra Mile to Serve Hospice Patients

“Just because my patients are in hospice doesn’t mean they can’t go outside or do things they enjoy,” said Heidi, HopeWest Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA). “The way I see it, I’m lucky enough to be part of this next chapter or another adventure in my...

Healing with Horses

Through the HopeWest Kids equine assisted counseling program, children and teens have the opportunity to work through grief in the company of horses. This seven-week program facilitated by HopeWest counselors and equine therapy volunteers, helps children...

Living With Cancer Patient Shares Gratitude for HopeWest

“The peace of mind HopeWest gives me is huge,” said Mike. “The team helps me and my wife, my caregiver. I worry less because I know she can get answers and support from the team too.” For Mike, the Palliative Care and Support programs not only comfort his...

November Proclaimed as Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. In recognition of this month, a proclamation to the City of Grand Junction, Montrose, Collbran and multiple municipals in Delta County were presented to HopeWest. The people across western Colorado...


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