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A young woman waits anxiously on her special day to open a big shiny package with an extra-large bow. They are so excited to see what is waiting on the inside. It’s a surprise as this unexpected gift is just what she needed. What a beautiful picture to see ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ when they share their treasures with our community. The Wrapped in Pink event may have been cancelled by an uptick in COVID, but the friends of St. Francis Reflections did not cancel their compassion and love towards Te-Kisha’s Legacy Fund. We thank you all for continuing that legacy of giving. When struggling financially patients’ essential needs will be met with the heart of Te-Kisha’s Legacy and Neighbor Helping Neighbor.

The City of Rockledge has recognized the importance of lending a helping hand in times of need with an official proclamation. St. Francis Reflections Foundation is honored to share that January 22, 2022 was recognized as Te-Kisha Ferguson Neighbor Helping Neighbor Day in the City of Rockledge. It calls upon the community to use their time, talents, and treasures to strengthen and give back to their neighborhoods.

We hope that this story inspires and uplifts you today. To learn more about Te-Kisha Ferguson or Te-Kisha’s Legacy Fund, please visit http://reflectionslsc.org/TeKisha.

One of the best gifts you can give your family is letting them know your 5 wishes. Learn more at https://reflectionslsc.org/services/advanced-care-planning-5-wishes/

 Reflections of Life Articles: Summer 2022

DASH in Life 5k

Join us November 12, 2022 in honoring Veterans with Devotion Admiration Service and Honor at the DASH in Life 5K benefiting the We Honor Veterans Program at St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. Together, we will ensure they feel the gratitude of our nation for their service. The unique nature of those who serve in the …

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Military Women’s Memorial

By: Elizabeth Galfo MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMD-C The Space Coast Honor Flight goes above and beyond to recognize the men and women who have served in our military. It provides a 24 hour trip that flies Veterans and their guardians to Washington DC and Arlington to visit Memorials dedicated to their service. The whole experience …

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Tiles & Grief

We have many rituals in life, special days of celebration, ways to honor our history, our lives and our deaths. If you travel to our Poe Care Center in Titusville, you will see a collection of tiles with a reflection bench, shaded by a great tree. Each tile is personalized and memorializes a loved one. …

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The Ribbon Has Been Cut

Over 100 people came together on June 24th to celebrate the opening of the St. Francis Reflections Hospice Care Center in Melbourne. The Care Center is for hospice patients who need round-the-clock care or respite care. The 10 private rooms provide a home-like setting where families can remain by their loved one’s side.  A family …

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A Compass of Compassion

As each day passes Lynn Kiefer, the NorthStar Coordinator, takes out her guiding star and aims to create compassion for the 165+ children and youth across the county. In putting a program together, there is thoughtful consideration for each age and each needs of the individual kid. Some might prefer support groups, or art therapy. …

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Jumping Into Summer

The NorthStar – Child Grief Program hosted its 2nd Annual Summer Carnival at Wickham Park to kick-off summer. Over 100 NorthStar families and volunteers were in attendance. Children indulged in popcorn and snow cones. They enjoyed having their face painted, water fights to beat the heat, and a bit of friendly competition. Each of the …

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Cody is Part of the Pack

Cody was part of our Pet Pledge Program, which helps our patients who are in the sunset of their lives. Cody was the apple of his Mom’s eye. She was concerned about what would happened to him after she went into her final chapter of life. She did not have a family member who would …

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No Wrong Way to Grieve

Grieving is messy and difficult. We like things easy with clear steps to follow. This is why many people gravitate to the “5 Stage of Grief” by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross when they are grieving. Most people do not realize those stages were actually created to explain what the person who is dying goes through, not the …

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