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

Armand Zoulika and Mary Peterson

Armand shares with hospice chaplain Mary the meaning of Ramadan and the challenges of coming together as a community in person during COVID and shares his sorrow at the death of his mother and how he bakes to remember her.

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Scott Acord and Kris Gould

Scott Acord (58) interviews his colleague Kris Gould (58) about her childhood, moving to New York City and her experiences on September 11th.

Nathan Buck and Therese Lewandowski

Nathan Buck, Providence Volunteer Program Supervisor, has an in-depth conversation with Therese Lewandowski, about his spiritual journey from being a midwest, gay alter boy in a Catholic school to an openly gay, happily married manager for a Catholic organization. Nathan...

Hugo van Waardenburg and Frank van Waardenburg

Frank age 98 on Providence Hospice, of Dutch Indonesian heritage born in east Indies shares reflections with his son Frank who lives with his father about serving in the Dutch Indonesian army and being a prisoner of war for three...

Ligia Andersen and Kira Karinen

Ligia and Kira, RN's with Providence Elderplace, share why they chose nursing, what keeps them loving the profession and working at Providence. They talk about how they coped with the challenges and anguish of Covid19 as well as supporting staff...

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Sherry Hayes and Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams (59) interviews her colleague and friend Sherry Hayes (61) about her long career as a nurse, hers many years working at Providence and how she takes care of herself and others.

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Terran Williams and Jen Little-Reece

Jen Little-Reece (50) shares stories with her partner Terran Williams (36) about her work as an oncology nurse and her experiences with patients and death and dying.

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Mary Fox and Bonnie Ross

Mary Fox (64) speaks with her mom, Bonnie Joyce Ross (91) about her memories of growing up in Portland during WWII, her experiences in foster care and raising a family of her own.

Karen Bell and Rick Warren

Karen and Rick sit to discuss the early days of hospice care and how far it has come in the last 40 years.

Nathan Buck and Janice Buck

Nathan talks to his mom about her history growing up in Chicago in a Polish immigrant family and her relationship with her grandmother, being witness to her death and later in life her perception of being a single mother raising...

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Anna Seaver and Beth Gafur

RN Beth Gafur (56) interviews her fellow hospice nurse Anna Seaver (67) about how personal bereavement with loss of young son, Randy, led to her nursing career. They discuss learning from their experiences of end of life care.

Sabrina Carver and David Horn

As her time at Providence nears its close, Sabrina reviewed her 21 year career with Providence, as a student in the CNA program, CNA, nursing student, nurse, and the Director of Nursing almost entirely at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center...

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Jake Marais and Lorraine Marais

Lorriane Marais (69) speaks with her son Jake Marais (41) about her experiences as an activist under apartheid in South Africa and her hopes for healing and and end to racial injustice in America.

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Mark Rozanski and Mary Beth Weaver

Mary Beth Weaver (56) speaks to her friend Mark Rozanski (52) about her youth as an Army brat, love of travel, her relationship with people, challenges of dementia and Alzheimer's and her personal spiritual journey

Claire and Peter Warton

A Bridge of Hope; Peter and Claire look back on their life together that began when Claire met Peter when she he was 6 and she 16 and how they reconnected 20 years later when Claire was a violist in...