Each year, Season for Caring partners with local nonprofit agencies and invites them to nominated up to three families. Hospice Austin has been integral to Season for Caring for many years.
Hospice Austin was established more than 30 years ago by a group of doctors and concerned citizens for the sole purpose of serving families. Since then, it has provided end-of-life care to any person who needs it, regardless of the complexity of the illness, cost of care or a patient’s ability to pay. It remains a nonprofit hospice.
This year, Hospice Austin nominated Jacob Rodriguez-Lopez. He lost his wife to cervical cancer in August and is raising 4-year-old Emely. She has Down syndrome. Read more about this family here .
Their wish list:
A lawyer for a will; an insurance agent to help him select life insurance; help with rent and utilities; educational toys, such as wooden puzzles or blocks with the alphabet; children’s books; English tutoring to help Jacob improve his English and obtain his high school equivalency degree; a laptop to help him take language and GED classes and practice writing in English; 5 toddler girls clothes, including dresses and play dresses (especially princess); girls dresser and bedside table; girly curtains for Emely’s room; professional-grade painting supplies and tools, including sprayers, brushes, rollers and poles; a work truck; special car seat for children with Down syndrome; high chair and a stroller large enough for Emely; gas cards to visit family in McAllen; gift cards to H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Target; carpet cleaning; money for a contractor’s license; secure employment; a gift card to Amazon for an urn for Adriana’s ashes.
To find out more about Hospice Austin or to give an item on the family’s wish list, contact the agency at4107 Spicewood Springs Road. 512-342-4726, hospiceaustin.org
To give a monetary donation, go to the donation page at statesman.com/seasonforcaring.