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Dr. Randi Rosvoll: A Life Well Lived

Randi Veie RosvollIn early September we received word of an astonishing $1.5 million planned gift from the estate of Randi Veie Rosvoll. To put this in perspective, most of the planned gifts we receive are the result of a longstanding relationship between the donor and Visiting Nurse following cultivation and consultation over a period of time. However, this gift, planned years ago, was given to Visiting Nurse as a complete surprise by Dr. Rosvoll. Read More

Mr. O.W. Hogan, Jr.—A Generous and Selfless World War II Veteran

gift boxThe third planned gift received by Visiting Nurse came from the estate of Mr. O.W. Hogan, Jr. Known as "W" by many of his relatives and as "Hoag" by most of his friends, he was a man who lived without an ego, possessed a great sense of humor, and was widely regarded as considerate, generous and kind. Born in Choufrant, Louisiana in 1915, he graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1937 and served in the Navy as a supply officer in the South Pacific during World War II. Read More

Donors Help Caregivers Through Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Respite Program

Bill and Eleanor CheneyAlzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are long-term, degenerative illnesses that rob patients of life as they once knew it. They also irrevocably change the lives of the people who care for them, creating enormous physical and emotional stress. That's what happened to John McCarty when his wife Margaret contracted Alzheimer's in the late 1980s. Read More

Bequest Funds Hospice Atlanta Center's Preservation Fund

Elkin AlistonIn the summer of 2012, Visiting Nurse was delighted to receive a $500,000 bequest from the estate of the late Mrs. Elkin Goddard Alston as a cornerstone gift for the new Preservation Fund, which will support ongoing maintenance and capital improvements for the Hospice Atlanta Center. "A gift like Mrs. Alston's is very encouraging," says Lisa Robinson, Vice President of Advancement. Read More