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Here’s how Agrace lights up the lives of our patients and clients—and how you can, too.
Making a tax-deductible gift to Agrace is a simple way to “Light Up a Life” in 2021. Any amount you give will help us reach our goal!
Diagnosed at 17 as having a rare form of blood cancer, Lora fought her illness with ferocity for the next 12 years. But when treatment options ran out, Lora and her parents, Dave Schansberg and Mary Kay Vukovich, turned to Agrace Hospice Care for the courage to face a new challenge—living the end of her life with dignity.
Dave, Lora’s dad, said she found a feeling of “home” at Agrace’s residence in Janesville. “We were amazed that everyone jumped through hoops to make Lora comfortable,” he says.
Our staff remember Lora’s giving spirit, and her beautiful singing voice that echoed through the halls. Lora’s family, friends and beloved dog, Pele, were able to visit, and those visits were filled with music and laughter—just as they would have been at home. Her Agrace care team shared in these moments as well, ensuring Lora was comfortable so she could enjoy each day.
While Lora was in Agrace’s care, celebrations and milestones took on new meaning. For Pele’s 12th birthday, Agrace helped Lora celebrate their special bond. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lora’s “diagnosis day” and family birthdays ticked by on the calendar. When her sister Dana got married, the Agrace care team helped Lora get ready to be at the wedding.
Then there was Anthony’s birthday. When Lora’s nephew turned 16, the donor-funded Agrace Wish Program arranged for Lora’s car to be detailed and its headlight fixed, so she could give it to him. With her bed wheeled out to her Agrace patio, she watched Anthony’s first spin behind the wheel.
Agrace helps all our patients live fully and create their own legacies. Each step of the way, we offer personalized care, honest answers and help coping with all of the feelings that come with a serious or life-limiting illness.
Your tax-deductible gift to Agrace helps people like Lora live with dignity and create their legacy.
Help us continue to bring personalized care and support to people across southern Wisconsin, for life’s changing health care needs.