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A Story from Our Hospice Program: Danny Davis

Danny Davis' life has been full of adventure and travel, from rural Missouri to Japan and Germany. Now, the Marine Corp veteran and his wife, Nancy, call Des Moines home, but home is more than just a place, it's the people there. For Danny and Nancy their home includes nurse Brittany Rielley and other home health nurses from EveryStep Hospice who help the couple manage Danny's deteriorating health. Danny's relationship with EveryStep Hospice only began in recent years, it was a long time in the making.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with EveryStep

We can't serve over 60,000 new mothers, refugees & immigrants, grieving children and patients at end of life and without YOU. This #GivingTuesday we are feeling grateful for all your support. We have the goal of raising $10,000 today to support our programs. Please help make our community happier and healthier. Please let the people we serve know that you believe in them.

A Story from Our Care & Support Services Programs: Amanda Redhead

Amanda Redhead has applied her nursing skills to a variety of different positions throughout her career, but her favorite job happens to be the most challenging one. Redhead, a Community Home Visitation Nurse for EveryStep, describes her job as an even ratio of social work and nursing; a combination she never experienced when working in the hospital setting.

A Story from Our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program: Jim Keller

When Jim Keller returned from Vietnam, he wasn't greeted at the airport by throngs of loving community members. In fact, he wasn't thanked for his service for nearly 30 years. "We were not treated very well at all. Our country was in disarray," he says. "You almost didn't tell people you were a Vietnam veteran. I was bitter about the war." Over the years, he says he "mellowed out," but he never forgot how it felt to come home and feel unwelcome.