Date: May, 14 2021
When Adoray learned one of their hospice patients was a huge Elvis Presley fan and had a dream to visit Graceland one last time we knew we had to bring a little Graceland to her. The Adoray Dream Big team quickly got to work finding the perfect Elvis impersonator to come do a private show for her at her home. Sadly, the patient had went to her eternal Graceland before the show could happen. Instead of canceling the performance, because the Adoray team knew that the patient would have wanted to show to go on. Adoray rearranged the event to bring the Elvis show to two other Adoray hospice patients and all their neighbors at the Comfort of Home in St. Croix Falls.
On a beautiful Friday afternoon, the residents at the Comfort of Home in St. Croix Falls got a surprise dinner and show. It was truly a wonderful Las Vegas style event for everyone, and after a year of visitor restrictions a Dream Come True for all the residents to be able to enjoy live musical entertainment again. The "King of Rock and Roll" Elvis impersonator Johnny J had the whole room in smiles, clapping and singing along to all his top hits from “Hound Dog”, “Return to Sender” to “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. And the entire room could not help falling in love with Johnny J and his phenomenal impersonation of the American singer, musician, actor and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
"When a loved one is battling an illness or disease, families and patients often focus solely on treatment, leaving behind dreams and aspirations their loved one once had,” said Amber Bettinger, marketing and foundation manager for Adoray. It is personal touches like this, why more families have turned to Adoray Hospice for 25 years. Our certified team goes above and beyond exceeding state and national benchmarks in quality hospice care – to create an experience that is uniquely personal to your loved one’s story. Adoray is a non-profit organization providing compassionate end-of-life care to residents in St. Croix, Pierce, Polk, Burnett, Barron & Dunn Counties in Wisconsin.
Adoray's Dream Big Program:
We’re all dreamers. Yet, some of us don’t have the means or the time to make our dreams happen. That is why Adoray is dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of our patients who are terminally ill or home bound.
Adoray’s New Dream Big program gives gifts of hope that inspire good memories and enhance the emotional, social and spiritual health of our patients and their loved ones. Committed to honoring our most cherished generation in their final days, we help make dreams come true through incredible experiences that our patients and their families will never forget.