The Impact of a Cuddle Bear
September 16th, 2014
Sometimes it is the small gestures that mean the most.
A client who was recently moved into palliative care received one of the ASOx Cuddle Bears. One of our Family Support Workers delivered the bear, in hopes that the stuffed animal would bring comfort at the bedside. In the days that led up to the client’s passing, the Cuddle Bear was held tightly by the client – something the family was touched and comforted by.
When the Family Support Worker attended the Memorial for this client, the family had placed the Cuddle Bear on the memorial table, along with the client’s treasured personal items.
The volunteers who give of their time to knit Cuddle Bears for ASOx may not realize how important these snuggly companions can be. To everyone who has donated their time to make one, we thank you. It goes without saying the privilege of knowing the client who passed will impact this Family Support Worker in meaningful ways for years to come.