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Here’s how Agrace lights up the lives of our patients and clients—and how you can, too.
When you donate to Agrace, you help us provide personal and meaningful care to each patient, client and family we serve. Making a tax-deductible gift to Agrace is a simple way to “Light Up a Life” and bring light, hope and quality care to another patient or family in honor of remembrance of your loved one.
In three years, Robin Cosgrove lost her mom, dad and brother—each served by Agrace Hospice Care with tender compassion by the same local nurse and social worker team, sisters Kari and Katie.
“I was so glad for Agrace because the people who came to serve us were local people,” Robin says. “I knew Katie and Kari’s family since high school. When I saw it was them, I thought, ‘Gosh, this is so comforting.’ It added layers of comfort to a difficult situation.”
Robin’s parents, James “Doc” and Vicki, lived with Robin and her husband, Mick, in a multi-generational home, along with Robin’s daughter and her family.
“I wanted to take care of my mom and dad—I did not want them going anywhere,” Robin explains. “Agrace made the journey way easier on all of us. I could call anytime, day or night, and there was reassurance at the end of the line. And if I needed help, they would be there.”
While her parents were in Agrace’s care, Robin’s siblings were able to come and go, spend time with them and focus on being a family. She remembers, “It was comforting to have the sounds of life all around.”
Doc and Vicki both died at home with family surrounding them—Vicki in 2020 and Doc in 2021. After Vicki died, the women gathered to bathe her and anoint her body before saying their goodbyes. The men did the same for Doc. “It was beautiful,” Robin says.
In December 2021, Robin’s brother, Ron, was diagnosed as having Stage 4 lung cancer. “There wasn’t even a question,” Robin recalls. Ron and his wife, Toni, asked for Agrace. Ron told Robin, “We want the same people who cared for Mom and Dad. Call your people.”
Robin explains, “One of the best things Katie did for Ron and Toni was order a bigger bed so Toni could get in the bed and be near. It was a beautiful gesture. They just knew what we needed before we knew.”
As they had with Robin’s parents, the family spent time reminiscing and laughing, and they surrounded Ron with love as he died.
When you make a gift to Agrace, you help ensure we can be in your community to support your family, friends and neighbors. After three Agrace experiences, Robin says, “They guided us through everything, and I’m so grateful for them and their expertise. When I see Katie and Kari in the community, it doesn’t bring up bad memories. I have a feeling of being cared for.”
Your tax-deductible gift to Agrace helps people like Robin’s family
receive compassionate care and support from a local care team.
Help us continue to bring personalized care and support to people
across southern Wisconsin, for life’s changing health care needs.