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Prayer shawls provide warmth and much more

Hospital news | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Comfort, love, caring, warmth: all words that describe a project launched by Celine Boxrucker, a volunteer with Prairie du Chien Hospice. Celine’s idea of making prayer shawls for hospice and cancer patients has produced a variety of colorful shawls being crocheted, knitted or sewn by volunteers. The prayer shawl is made with prayers and blessings given with love to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as celebration and joy. Several members of the Hospice staff are pictured with the beautiful prayer shawls handcrafted by volunteers and fellow hospital employees. From left: Julie Fagner, RN, Hospice; Mary Mara, Volunteer Coordinator; Marsha Konichek, RN, Hospice Director; Joanne Prew, Pharmacy Assistant; Wanda Peters, Nutrition Services; Celine Boxrucker, Volunteer; Becky Rooney, RN, Nursing Services; Diane Glassmaker, Hospice Administrative Assistant; Sharon Berns, RN, Hospice Assistant Coordinator; Donna Lund, Social Worker; and Melodie Deutsch, RN, Hospice. Prairie du Chien Hospice serves communities in Southwest Wisconsin and Northeast Iowa.