(Alpha Media – Brooke Bickford) A Webster County Supervisor is co-hosting an event that holds a special place in her heart, this Saturday’s Hospice Ball. Niki Conrad said she was introduced to what Hospice does for people through a tough time in her family’s life.
“In 2017 my dad wasn’t doing so well, he had Parkinson’s disease and he just wanted a better quality of life. So the whole family made the decision to put him in Hospice care and it was very difficult. Throughout the next year we just witnessed first hand just how important and wonderful and fantastic hospice care really is,” Conrad said. “Keeping him comfortable and making the process as good quote unquote as possible not only for the patient but also for the family. We are very very grateful for Hospice.”
Conrad said the ball will be online this year and with good reason. She said uncertainty and concerns over safety has made the decision to host the ball online a pretty easy one to make.
“This pandemic has really affected the people who are living in hospice care and the families who are involved in hospice care and also the providers as well,” Conrad said. “It’s very much been a stressor on health care professionals around the country and this is just one way of honoring our commitment to them and making it as safe as possible.”
Conrad will be joined by fellow co-hosts Matt and Abigail Johnson for the Unity Point Hospice Ball Saturday night beginning at 6pm. To participate you can buy tickets that will gain you access to the live event. All the information is available by clicking this link:
Or call 515-574-6509.