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Stanley’s Special Visit
Stanley Butchar has stage 4 prostate cancer, and spends most of his days in bed. His care team from Hospice of the Western Reserve wanted to give Stanley a special day to look forward to... so he could spend quality time with his wife Sharon and visit a place from his past, full of emotional connections and meaning. The Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin, Ohio and Hospice of the Western Reserve teamed up to provide Stanley and his wife with a “day of pampering” at the vocational school from which he graduated in 1973.
The couple’s visit started with manicures and pedicures – a new experience for Stanley -- from the school’s Cosmetology students. Following their `spa treatment,’ Stanley and Sharon were escorted to the school’s Buckeye Room, where they enjoyed a gourmet lunch prepared by the JVS Culinary Arts students. After lunch, the couple was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the school’s bakery; the Bakery & Pastry arts students prepared a special plate of gourmet cookies for them to take home. The day ended with a tour of the school’s greenhouse, where the couple received a springtime bouquet of flowers.
The Butchars say they are so happy that they were able to have one more adventure together.
Stanley Butchar died on October 23, 2014, at the age of 60.
“Spending this time together means more than I can put into words,” says Sharon.
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