Love, Inspiration and Guidance for the Mountain Community
Stories from the Heart
Night fell upon the Ambrosier family in September of 2015. Evergreen husband and father Aaron Ambrosier, 44, checked into St. Anthony’s Hospital with headaches and vision problems. He was given a heartbreaking diagnosis.
Susan Stearns, longtime community supporter, philanthropist, and Board Member of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice for more than 25 years, was an absolute inspiration to all who met her.
There are more than 18.2 million Veterans in the United States who have protected and served our country. Of these, more than half, are over the age of 65. There is a growing recognition, both here at Mount Evans and throughout the country, of the need to provide Veteran-centered care to our servicemen and servicewomen.
Working and serving in her community has always been a priority for Kristy. She waited patiently for a social work position at Mount Evans. When a job in palliative care opened, she spent a year counseling patients coping with illness and supporting them throughout their journey.
Whether it was putting metal shelving together for the office, working on the Gala for 22 years, helping with the Freedom Run, or crafting Mount Evans Angels, Peggy Fetchenhier has been a treasured part of the Mount Evans family since 1980.
“A lot of patients tell me how grateful they are. Often patients think that entering into hospice means they have to go into a facility. Our care allows them to keep their independence. It makes me feel good knowing I am there for them and that my care allows them to stay in their home and not be uprooted near the end of life.”