Patricia Matthews

Recipient of Special Recognition Award

January 2020

Patricia and patientLong-time volunteer and supporter Patricia Matthews will be honored with a Special Recognition Award at the January 2020 anniversary celebration. For the past 17 years, she has served as a Direct Care Volunteer, companioning patients at the end of life. 

She explains, “My connections with patients are always powerful and intimate. At the end of life, the simple act of being present – holding hands, listening to stories, sharing music – is a profound gift, not just for the patient, but to me as a volunteer.” 

“Over the years, my patients have taught me a new kind of love.”