Hospice volunteers help patient visit the outdoors one last time

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. (KCPQ) – Volunteers at a Washington hospice center went above the call of duty to make sure one of their patients was able to enjoy the outdoors one last time.

According to KCPQ, Ed lived in an adult family home and hadn’t been outside for years.

When he was younger, Ed was a forest ranger and had even lived outdoors.

Ed told Evergreen Health Hospice Chaplain Curt Huber that before he passed, he wanted to be able to go outdoors one last time.

Huber immediately told the staff at the hospice, who then called for backup from the local fire department.

The volunteers loaded him onto a gurney and pushed him through the trails of Meadowdale Beach Park.