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Quilts made with love bring comfort to hundreds in hospice

One western Wisconsin woman’s annual “thank you” to Lakeview Homecare & Hospice

Each June, around the time of her husband Nick’s death 9 years ago, Patti Gorka donates dozens of quilts in his memory.

She gives them to Lakeview Homecare & Hospice, which provided Nick with much comfort during his last days of life.

“This is my way of honoring Nick and giving back to Lakeview,” she says. And this year, Lakeview gave her an outstanding service award for making a difference in the lives of patients and families across the St. Croix Valley.

In fact, over the years, Patti has made a difference in the lives of hundreds. That’s how many quilts she and her sister, Terry Nelson, have sewn.

Each is unique. And attached to each is a prayer of blessing for comfort, strength, love and hope.

“Patti and Terry sew with love from the heart,” said Nancy Kuckler, the volunteer coordinator for Lakeview Hospice. “The warmth and comfort is felt in the hearts of those who are wrapped in their quilts.”

Image of Patti Patti recently presented to the Lakeview Hospice care team the 2017 quilts that she and her sister created. She is pictured second from right holding the outstanding service award plaque the team gave her.

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