Car Enthusiast Gets His Own "Cruise-In" at David Simpson Hospice House

Cruise-In at David Simpson Hospice House

Wonderful memories were recently created for Dan Stofan, a resident of David Simpson Hospice. His family, friends, and the classic car community came together to bring him his own personal “Cruise-In.” Car shows were a big part of Dan’s life, so bringing this show directly to him was the ultimate gift of love.

While rock and roll classics boomed from the DJ booth and the aroma of popcorn from an old-fashioned popcorn machine filled the air, Dan was wheeled past rows of gleaming vintage Chevys, Oldsmobiles, Plymouths and Pontiacs — all lovingly restored to showroom new condition by their owners. From muscle cars to convertibles to classic wood-paneled family station wagons, Dan’s Cruise-In had a little of everything – even a rare Ford Edsel.   

When Dan was admitted in April, he was given only a few weeks, but he has amazed his family with his will to live. Dan embraces the concept of living life to the fullest each day at David Simpson Hospice House. He had been previously unaware of the level of comfort and care offered to hospice patients, so he and his wife, Lisa, are constantly expressing their gratitude to the care team.

Hospice of the Western Reserve’s life enrichment team, working with teen and adult volunteers, is dedicated to creating the highest quality of life possible for each patient. Granting special wishes is a big part of that. Working with family and friends to create special memories brings joy and comfort when it is most needed. 

Laurie Henrichsen

Media/Public Relations, Hospice of the Western Reserve

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 2:55 PM, 08.09.2013