Rauni Salminen (BRE 1994, MTS 2008) has been the Executive Director of the Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care for 16 years. The centre supports people who are dying at home, through the care of a chaplain and 150 trained and supported volunteers. “We provide up to four hours a week in emotional, practical, physical, and spiritual support in clients’ homes and usually journey with them right through to bereavement,” says Rauni. The primary issue facing the people she works with is the need for better education and support. She states, “There needs to be more hospice support for families, more education about hospice support, and a de-stigmatizing of HIV.” Regardless of the challenges, Rauni feels privileged to be invited into someone’s life and death – making the journey more meaningful. Because of Tyndale, people like Rauni can extend Christ’s compassion into the lives of the sick.
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