Posted on May 14, 2020
Kyle works full-time as an accountant but heard about the opportunity to volunteer with Islands Hospice through his church, C4. Islands Hospice’s chaplain, Patrick Rooney, was given time during a church service to encourage the congregation to volunteer for Islands Hospice. Kyle took that advice to heart, and for the past year, he has been giving his time and attention to hospice patients across Oahu.
“I talk with those who are able to converse, and I pray or read to the others who cannot communicate,” said Kyle.
Like many of our volunteers, Kyle enjoys interacting with patients and their families and has had the opportunity to make some amazing connections. “One of the patients told me he grew up in Kapahulu and I was familiar with the street he lived on and the name of his family’s store. I had a high school classmate with the same name and my classmate turned out to be his nephew,” he recalled.
During his time volunteering, Kyle has made many memories and met patients that have had an impact on his life. One patient reminded him of his own parents, and he remembers another who would always greet him with a warm welcome. “She would give me the biggest smile when she saw me,” he said.