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NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER: Police Department Raises Funds For Hospice That Cared For Fellow Officer

BY DANIEL GAITAN daniel@lifemattersmedia.org An Illinois police department is observing No-Shave November by raising funds for a hospice that cared for one of their own.  Officer Mark Dahlem died February 5 while receiving comfort care at JourneyCare in Barrington from complications associated with brain cancer. Dahlem, 48, served the nearby Palatine Police Department for more […]

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Finding Peace At The End Of Life

A Story Of Hope In The Darkness LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Kimberly Dahlem never expected a series of headaches to change her family’s future. The week before Thanksgiving in 2017, her husband, Mark Dahlem, began complaining of excruciating headaches. “We thought it was just the hustle and bustle about the holiday,” Kimberly, 46, told ​Life Matters […]

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Remembering Jean Cece

Family First at the Beginning, End and Always We remember a steadfast supporter of the Life Matters Media family, Jean Cece, who died Friday, February 10th surrounded by her family. She was 72. Jean died as she had hoped, while receiving hospice care at home. Her death was peaceful, beautiful and healing to those who loved […]

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Newly Merged Hospice Gets Familiar Name

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Illinois’ largest nonprofit hospice network has revealed its new name: JourneyCare. Chicago-based Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, Barrington-based JourneyCare and Glenview-based Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter merged in June. Sarah Bealles, president and CEO of JourneyCare, said she hopes the change will “enhance their services” and allow for a wider away of programs and resources […]

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