On the morning of Thursday, August 25, a dream came true for Hospice of Western Kentucky patient Raymond Grace of Muhlenberg County. An adamant fan of the “Billy and Wendell Morning Show” on local radio station 105.5, Raymond would call in weekly to chit-chat with the guys. Through Hospice’s Wish Program, his dream of being a co-host on the show became a reality thanks to the generous support of 105.5 and Station Manager Jowanna Bandy. “When we delivered the good news to Raymond, he was tearful and so incredibly thankful,” said Hospice Social Worker Emily Diaz. “He couldn’t wait to be on the air.” Bright and early on the 25th, Raymond arrived at the station with a smile on his face and excitement in his voice. He spent nearly the entire show talking sports, community events, and music live on-air with Billy and Wendell. Upon his departure from the show he asked if he could come back, and they said “of course” without hesitation. Once back home again, Raymond repeatedly thanked Hospice staff for the opportunity to make his wish come true.
Such moments are priceless. Hospice of Western Kentucky considers it a privilege to serve our patients and families and we wouldn’t be able to make moments like this possible without the help of our community. We offer a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make this wish possible: Station Manager Jowanna Bandy and 105.5’s Billy and Wendell; all the healthcare providers supporting Raymond in his care; and Dr. Prunty for his willingness to be of assistance on his day out of the office. We are truly grateful for the generosity of your time, compassion and support.
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