From an accidental gift of music, to the last goodbye
They thought they were singing for their buddy in hospice... but their song carried even further.
"The Essex County 4 quartet has serenaded patients, families, and staff members at Care Dimensions’ Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. When a barbershop buddy, Jack Dowd, was receiving care there in August, the quartet sang to him from the patio outside his room. Little did they know how many lives they would touch that day.
"In the room next door, Victoria Maxwell and her brother, Steven Melzar, were with their mother, Jean Melzar, who was nearing the end of her life after nearly three years of struggling with advanced congestive heart failure. Jean’s patio door also was open, and the quartet’s songs floated into her room...."
You might guess where the story goes from here... but it is even sweeter than you think. Read the full story posted on the Care Dimensions blog.