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Our Hero, Harry
Harry’s only wish was to go home. He was being treated for heart failure in the hospital and they wanted to do another procedure. Harry said, “I’m done…I’m 92 years old. I just want to die at home.” The doctors told Harry that if he went home without having the procedure, he would probably die within two weeks. Harry desperately wanted to go home, but his family, who lived next door, knew they couldn’t safely care for him, so they called Hospice Buffalo. That same afternoon, his Hospice Social Worker and Nurse arrived, along with a hospital bed and comfort kit. In two months, Harry went from being in bed on oxygen 24/7, to living on his own under Hospice Buffalo’s care. His family knew that calling Hospice Buffalo was the best decision they could have made. View Harry’s story

Flag Raising Ceremony - A Cadet's Story

In recognition of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Hospice Buffalo organizes beautiful Flag Raising Ceremonies for the staff, patients and family members to recognize all the veterans who have served. Commander Tony Deaville and his Student Cadets from WNY Maritime Charter School honor us with their presence.  Cadet Mitchell Landon mentioned that his grandfather was a veteran patient in our Hospice Inpatient Unit. Mitchell’s story

Vietnam Vets Praises Hospice Buffalo Team

Hospice Buffalo salutes Steve Beauchamp and the many soldiers who gave their all for our country’s freedoms. Through his personal story, and others like his, we can better understand the unique life experiences of veterans.

A Letter from Veteran Don Dimmick

"Today was more interesting and meaningful than I had expected. I voted and then went in to volunteer with Buffalo Hospice. They had me visit 13 Veterans in the Hospice program and conduct a military Honors Ceremony for them as we are getting close to Veterans Day. Not all, but most of them did. It was simply an amazing experience. Read more

Cook at Pearl Harbor Proud to Serve

Hospice Buffalo salutes Wendall Squires and the many soldiers who gave their all for our country’s freedoms. Through his personal story, and others like his, we can better understand the unique life experiences of veterans.

Standing in the Face of Adversity — Waist Gunner Remembers Air Combat

Hospice Buffalo salutes Dave Stanfield and the many soldiers who gave their all for our country’s freedoms. Through his personal story, and others like his, we can better understand the unique life experiences of veterans.

Naval Officer Veteran Shares His Story

Hospice Buffalo salutes Raymond Gibbons and the many soldiers who gave their all any soldier who gave his or her all for our country’s freedoms. Through his personal story, and others like his, we can better understand the unique life experiences of veterans.

World War II Veteran in Hospice Buffalo Program Shares His Story

Hospice Buffalo salutes Frank Danch and the many soldiers who gave their all any soldier who gave his or her all for our country’s freedoms. Through his personal story, and others like his, we can better understand the unique life experiences of veterans.

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Harry with his son, and daughter-in-law, Joyce

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Mitchell Landon, Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Navy JROTC with grandfather, Walter Kuppinger, an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War