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

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Sean Collins and Jennifer Traeger

Sean Collins (59) talks to his friend Jennifer Traeger (52) about his mother and her memory. He discusses his mother's unexpected diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, her decision to stop treatment and her death several weeks later.

Carrissa Hsieh and Olivia Ramos

Olivia Ramos, Providence employee and veteran Camp Erin volunteer shares with Carrissa a fellow Camp Erin volunteer about her relationship with Erin Metcalf before she died of cancer at age 17 and how that relationship with Erin and her family...

Betty Hockett and Steve Hockett

Steve Hockett and his mother Betty, age 90 who is on Providence hospice share family recollections of Betty's many missionary trips overseas to developing countries and the influence in her early life of reading and how being a prolific writer...

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Therese Reynolds and Mike Drummond

Mike Drummond (55) talked to Therese Reynolds (35) about what drew her to the field of nursing and first starting her career at Providence at 15 years old working in food services. Therese also discusses some of her most challenging...

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Craig Brown and Mara Brown

Mara Brown (58) and Craig Brown (69) share family stories, the role of God in their lives and legacies for their children and grandchildren

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Bruce Moos and Kerri Westcott

Bruce Moos always says pigs put him through college and set him on the path of making a positive impact on the lives of may others. Being a beloved teacher of animal husbandry he influenced for good, children, and youth...

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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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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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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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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.

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...

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.