The Art Center and UnityPoint Hospice present Moments That Matter, a touching exhibit that will be on display at Quincy Medical Group from October 10–December 4. This exhibit will feature photography by Joselyn Rae, of Joselyn Rae Photography, who has a passion for capturing emotions and telling people’s stories. Rae was approached to help with the UnityPoint Moments that Matter patient fund because she is known to capture those beautiful little moments that make up day to day life.
“I want to document real life, all the little things that happen in between birthdays, vacations, and holidays that many people don’t take time to capture, but wish they had,” Rae said.
UnityPoint Hospice started Moments That Matter, a fund focused on local hospice patients. Their mission is to grant “bucket list” wishes for their patients to enhance and celebrate their life and create lasting memories with family and friends. “These wishes have proven to be moments of pure radiance as patients make the most of every day available to them,” says Laura Tenhouse, physician and community liaison for UnityPoint. “Our hope is for the photos to become a cherished legacy for families and alongside the wish fulfilled, serve as a tool to help families in their grief journey.”
Rae was able to use her artistic passion as she captured patients living out their bucket list wishes. Rae was able to capture the joy and beauty of Betty Robinson (as pictured) as she received the wish to spend time with a baby. Robinson, a 99 year old dementia patient, was a wonderful mother and her family wished to give her the chance to relive her cherished memories of motherhood. “While working with Betty’s family on her wish, I was so excited to share that I had a seven month old baby,” says Tenhouse. “Betty came alive when she saw baby Annie!”
Please join the organization on this journey to create memories and raise awareness to help people understand that hospice is truly about living!