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Dream Foundation – Amedisys Foundation Partnership to Fulfill 100th Dream
Louisiana hospice patient to enjoy final family and friends barbecue
By: Dream Foundation
The recipient of the partnership's 100th Dream is 77-year-old, Navy Veteran, George Bennett, a patient of Amedisys Hospice in Shreveport, La. George dreamed of hosting a final family barbecue at his home, but due to his health limitations, he was unable to do so on his own. Bettye Tuminello, George's hospice social worker, contacted Dream Foundation for assistance in making George's Dream a reality. "They [George and Marie] are the sweetest couple I have ever met," Tuminello said. "I'm not surprised George chose this as his final Dream—he wants to share it with his family."
After only four months of dating, Marie and George were married 52 years ago. Marie told Dream Foundation about their incredible love story. "After our second date, I knew he was the one," said Marie. "If [George] knew I was going to be okay, he would let go. He is holding on for me."
Thanks to the partnership between Dream Foundation and the Amedisys Foundation, George and his wife, Marie, will enjoy a barbecue at their home Saturday, February 24, and will enjoy the company of 40 family members and friends as they dine on George's favorite barbecue food – ribs. Special guests will include George and Marie's three sons and daughter from Houston, Texas, George's brother and two sisters from Beaumont, Texas, cousins, nieces, nephews and the couple's very best friends.
Press is invited to attend. Benton, La. location will be disclosed upon confirmation of attendance.
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 27,000 final Dreams over the past two decades. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator's four-star rating—its highest—for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission please visit DreamFoundation.org/
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health, hospice and personal care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based personal care; recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury; care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease; or hospice care at the end of life. We partner with 3,000 hospitals and 59,000 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With more than 17,500 employees, in 421 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 369,000 patients and clients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com.