From the Executive Director
The latest writings from Steve Gordon, Executive Director of the Hand to Heart Project.
Some years ago, I recited a poem/blessing called “Beannacht” to a client who was going through an especially difficult part of her cancer experience. It was written by the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue, and it is, in part, a gently powerful summation of how the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of life’s …
There can’t be a source of philanthropy that has done more for more people and organizations in our region than the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.This year, the Byrne Foundation not only provided the same level of support it’s been providing for years, it also offered an additional $10,000 if we could match it.
I’ve always been a dog person, so it was a pleasant surprise after Hand to Heart was launched in 2007 that one of my favorite parts of doing in-home massage with our clients was getting to meet their dogs.
When you work closely with people who are very ill, often people nearing the end of life, you will sometimes see the human spirit at its most amazing.