Spiritual Care/Community Outreach Patient Stories
2009 was an unspeakably painful year for Homeland resident Joanne Mazzie. In the span of nine months, she lost first her brother, John, and then her mother, Anna. Joanne was so overwhelmed with grief at the loss of these beloved family members that she was encouraged to seek counseling or join grief support groups. Instead, she found solace not with people, but in a place: The St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Read the full story.
A ruptured appendix is always a serious medical event but in April, 1947 when Hank Gordes, age 15, was rushed to Saint Joseph Hospital on Caroline Street in the middle of the night, it was often fatal. Today, 70 years later, Gordes remembers every detail of that harrowing experience. Read the full story.
On August 5, 2011, Jan Hall-Lunn turned to her husband Robert and said “I love you” as she dropped him off at work. They would be the last words she ever spoke to him. Read the full story.
Elena Rodriguez is the very definition of resourceful. Fleeing an abusive relationship in her native Peru, 23 years ago, she met the woman who is now her roommate and friend on a transit bus in Baltimore. A friendly, outgoing woman, she knew she needed a network of friends for her emotional health. “I joined the Esperanza Center in Fells Point and that’s where I first learned about St. Clare Medical Outreach (SCMO).” Read the full story.