One of Iroquois Memorial Hospice missions is to make certain hospice patients live each day fully. Iroquois Memorial Hospice patient Sharon Linback, of Stockland, IL, said that one of her goals was to ride a motorcycle again, but due to her health, she didn’t think she would ever be able to ride again.
That is when the ball started rolling with Traci Bishop, LCSW, Iroquois Memorial Hospice Bereavement Co-coordinator. Traci mentioned her mom had a 3-wheeled motorcycle. With the help of Bishop’s mother, Jana Zabel, and Iroquois Memorial Hospice staff members Teri Reffett, RN; and Tammy Barragree, Volunteer Coordinator /Community Outreach; they were able to make Sharon’s wish came true.
It was all thumbs up from Jana Zabel and Sharon Linback as she got her wish of getting a motorcycle ride.
Sharon was thrilled to hear and then see the white three-wheeled Harley Davidson come roaring up to her house. After her special ride, Sharon tearfully commented that she never thought she’d get to ride a motorcycle again and that the ride was awesome.
Sharon Linback, on the motorcycle, with Hospice staff members (lt-rt) Traci Bishop LCSW, Tammy Barragree, and Teri Reffett, RN
To learn more about Iroquois Memorial Hospice services and how they help each hospice patient live each day fully please call 815.432.0185 or visit www.imhrh.org.