Hear Me Now is a storytelling program at Providence, created in partnership with StoryCorps. Hear Me Now’s mission is to give patients, loved ones, and caregivers a sacred space to share their stories and make healthcare more humane.

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All Providence Interviews

Carl Lunn and Deborah Lunn

Carl and Debbie share some stories of Carl's early years, then their life together, married for 50 years. Debbie skillfully redirects Carl's answers when his memory is challenging him to recall details.

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Lydia Mbiyu and Victoria Johnson

Lydia Mbiyu (34) shares with her sister and friend, Victoria Johnson (25), some of her childhood experiences and memories of cooking and food. Lydia also discusses how influential her mom and grandmother are to her.

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William Munroe and Aria Sequoia

Aria Sequoia (69) speaks with her friend at Heritage House, William Munroe (82), about their different upbringings and life experiences, from parenthood to love to spirituality.

Jeffery Ward, MD and Cheryl Cline

Dr. Jeffery Ward reflects on his career as an oncologist and Hospice Medical Director with his colleague and friend, Chery Cline. Jeff then shares his journey after receiving a diagnosis of mucosal melanoma and now receiving hospice care as a...

Joselyn Eitemiller and Melody Fawcett

Joselyn was adopted as a newborn, in Chadron, NE and she shares with her friend & colleague, Melody Fawcett, the story of meeting her birth family. The love and care she has been given by her adoptive parents and sibling.

Lulu Verneuil and Nicole Sotkiewicz

Nicole and Lulu, coordinators of Camp Erin grief camp for children and teens, discuss how they combine kid-centered activities with grief education to promote sharing and safe spaces for grieving.They talk about the growth they see in kids who have...

Mike Hayes, Emily Peters and Scott Acord

Emily shares her experience of being the eldest of 4 children whose father died when she was 12, just 6 yrs after her mother died. Emily, had been the only mother her siblings knew and when they moved their aunt...

Kate De Sousa and Jamie Welch

Jamie and Kate talk about their experience working in a SNF during the COVID pandemic. Includes stories of vaccinated residents testing positive after exposure by unvaccinated healthcare workers, and a plea for vaccination.

Mike and Jennifer Hayes

When Jennifers brother died, she and her husband Mike took in his four kids who mother had died 6 yrs prior. This was a big adjustment for everyone, but 7 years in everyone seems to have adjusted. One of the...

Laura Ramirez and Aimee Khuu

Laura shares with Aimee stories of her mother’s caring, compassion, and love for others and how witnessing this has inspired Laura to continue to serve others in need. Laura and Aimee talk about serving and reaching out to communities whose...

Abebech Mergia and Charlie Shin

Abebeck, a caregiver with PACE, talks with coworker Charlie about Fasika (Ethiopian Easter) and explains this special time in her culture. Also talks about the importance of neighbors, coworkers and participants.

Tran Pham and Melody Fawcett

Tran shares her experience of the loss of her premature girl, Bao An Pham Huynh shortly after birth. On the anniversary of her daughter's birth, she is taking the day off to honor her memory. She shares her gratitude for...

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Ron McKnight and Cara Aguilera

Ron McKnight (78) talks to Providence staff person Cara Aguilera (61) about growing up post-WWII in Missouri and Chicago, difficult childhood memories and being informally adopted by another couple. Ron also talks about his love of reading and reuniting with...

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Linn Bartram and Dicki Franklin

Dicki Franklin (71) and her friend and former colleague Linn Bartram (65) discuss their many years of friendship, their careers in nursing and working together in Home Health Care.

Tim Serban and Melody Fawcett

Tim shares his story of providing spiritual care in the context of disaster relief efforts. Providing support to those grieving, going through transitions, searching for ways to honor their loved ones. Carrying on the mission of the Providence Sisters in...

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Cornelius Vink, Catharina Vink, and Amanda Testa

Cornelius Vink (86) and his wife Catharine Vink (86) talk about their childhoods, first meeting and raising a family together. They also discuss their separate experiences during World War II. Catharina shares memories of growing up during the Japanese occupation...

"I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you."

In May 2020, communities across the United States were emerging from shelter-at-home measures put in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was killed when a white police officer kneeled on his neck...

Sabrina Carver and Rachel Erickson

Sabrina (44) and Rachel (36) talk about what brought them to Providence as young CNAs and the Mission that has kept them here as they have developed their nursing careers. Includes stories of loss, grief, and the support they received...

Rayna Oliver and Victoria Johnson

Rayna (25) and Victoria (27) talk about Rayna's path to Providence, and what brought her to her internship on the Health Equity team. They discuss the importance of Health Equity, and their hopes for the future of healthcare and the...