Sharing Wishes Fund
Since its establishment in 2012, the Sharing Wishes Fund has made a significant impact in the lives of many hospice patients and families in central Illinois.
Whether it is a special family-and-friends gathering or a visit from a distant loved one, your donation can help make the wish of a hospice patient become a reality.
The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is grateful for those who supported this fund by attending our second annual Hospice Gala. Please plan to attend the event in 2014.
Donate to The Sharing Wishes Fund and help us make even more wishes come true. For more information about the Sharing Wishes Fund or our home hospice program, please call us at (217) 788-4700 or email us.
Purchased a memorial bench for a local community park. This bench purchased by Sharing Wishes helped commemorate the efforts of a young woman and her son to raise money for the park. Actual bench not displayed.
When a refrigerator broke during the hot summer months, a new one was essential. Sharing Wishes helped provide funds to pay for a new refrigerator.
This individual never had a Christmas dress. This Christmas, she just wanted to "look pretty". Sharing Wishes provided money to purchase her a new outfit. Read her story.
In a hurried effort to see their mother before her passing, a family quickly purchased plane tickets to make the long-distance trip. Sharing Wishes provided financial assistance to ease the financial burden of the trip.
Sharing Wishes assisted with travel funds for a granddaughter to visit her grandmother for her birthday.
By providing two simple items - a new hearing device and a pair of slippers - Sharing Wishes enhanced an individual's quality of life.
Sharing Wishes provided financial assistance to ease the financial burden of caring for a young patient.
A mother had not seen her son in quite some time. Sharing Wishes paid for a round-trip flight to fly him across the country to see his mother one last time.
This individual always wanted to fly in a hot air balloon. Sharing Wishes made this possible. Read her story.
Photo by Michael Gowin Photography
A comfortable chair brought this local man much joy. Sharing Wishes provided the funds to pay-off an owed amount for his recliner. Actual chair not displayed.
Purchased tickets for an individual to see her favorite band "Train" at the Illinois State Fair. Sharing Wishes also provided a rental scooter for the day. Read her story.
Photo courtesy of Cody Bozarth/Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Sent an individual and his family on an overnight trip to the St. Louis area. Sharing Wishes provided funds for gas, food and a travel scooter for the trip. Read his story.
Sharing Wishes provided funds for a massage therapist to provide an in-home massage. Read her story.
Sent family on a 2-day trip to Indiana to visit family and friends. Sharing Wishes provided funds for gas, a rental van and lodging to create a memorable trip.