Wedding ceremony at Heartford House grants dying wish

September 6, 2018 | 4:00 am

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:41 pm

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Charles May, a patient receiving hospice care at Heartford House, had his last wish fulfilled on Friday, Aug. 31. May married the love of his life, thanks to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky.

“Mr. May’s care team was told of his wish when visiting with him in the hospital,” said Angela Mayfield, Supervisor of Public Relations and Development at Hospice of Western Kentucky. “Our hospice RN, Robin, notified the team, and they immediately started pulling the resources needed to make such a special occasion happen.”

Hospice Spiritual Counselor Paul Moore officiated the ceremony while admissions supervisor James Warren played the piano.

“It’s amazing how things fall into place at times,” said Mayfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles May were surrounded by hospice staff members, volunteers, community health care providers, and various Owensboro Health employees who attended to witness the couple’s nuptials and offer congratulations.

“To have a local hospital that is such an advocate of hospice care, who understands the importance of fulfilling these wishes, is truly a blessing,” said Mayfield. She described Mr. and Mrs. May as “such a sweet couple.”

A few days after the wedding, with his wish fulfilled, May passed away at the Heartford House.

September 6, 2018 | 4:00 am

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