Last wishes create lasting memories

Creating memories for families and making last wishes come true is a tradition at Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Zilber Family Hospice. From offering cake for breakfast to personal performances from local arts groups, caregivers try to satisfy a patient’s every desire.

Matthew and Brittany

Bride and Groom

So, when caregivers learned that Brittany’s father wouldn’t be able to walk her down the aisle for her September 2013 wedding, they brought the wedding to Zilber hospice.

Within 28 hours, the Zilber hospice team, along with generous volunteers, hosted a wedding ceremony and reception for 90 people, including flowers, decorations, hors d’oeuvres, cake, an ice sculpture, and a caring volunteer who played the harp.

Most importantly, Brittany’s father had the opportunity to walk his daughter down the aisle and be a part of a celebration of love and happiness. The wedding party ate dinner and cake, posed for pictures and enjoyed their time together.

It was a beautiful evening that created precious memories for Brittany and her family. Surrounded by loved ones and new memories, Brittany’s father passed away just three days later.Brittanys Wedding

Caregivers at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice were honored to be a part of the family’s special day.

You can make last wishes come true. Your online gift to the Aurora VNA extends our reach to even more patients in need this year, as well as supporting the end-of-life care of Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice patients. 

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One Response to Last wishes create lasting memories

  1. Jay says:

    That is an awesome story. Way to go Zilber. Heartfelt condolences to the family…

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