Day: July 13, 2023

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Reflections of Life

DASH to Celebrate Veterans Day 2023

What could be better than enjoying sunshine and fresh air with your family and friends in a beautiful park while honoring local Veterans? At 7:30 am on November 11, 2023, The DASH in Life 5K will kick-off a full day of Veterans Day activities at Brevard Veterans Memorial Park. This idyllic course is flat, scenic, and inspiring. Stay for a special pinning ceremony recognizing all of the Veterans in attendance, immediately following the awards presentation. Proceeds from the race will support the We Honor Veterans program at St. Francis Reflections. We ensure that the Veterans in our care receive the honor,

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Reflections of Life

Life Changing Gift of Dignity

Meet Brodie and Beau, brothers who both live with a disease that deteriorates their muscles to the point that they are unable to hold themselves up in a chair. Although their minds are active and their attitudes are bright, they are physically challenged and unable vocalize their needs. Their devoted mother, Melanie Armistead, relies heavily on visual cues and non-verbal communication to read the boys’ faces for pain, fatigue, or worry. These cues are hampered when a child is slouched over or reclining. Melanie knew that her sons needed specialized chairs to improve safety and mobility, enable them to sit upright,

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Reflections of Life

Serving Brevard for 45 years

What began as a dream of helping neighbors almost fifty years ago is turning 45 this year. Emilie Sasko was a nurse, volunteer, mother of 12 and a dreamer. She had a dream that she was being called to create a hospice, and supported by her deep faith, family and friends, founded the second hospice in the State of Florida. Emilie inspired others with her belief in the concept of neighbor-helping-neighbor, and Hospice of St. Francis began as an all-volunteer organization. Now known as St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, we continue to care for our community as an independent, not-for-profit provider.

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