The Heartford House, Hospice of Western Kentucky’s in-patient facility, needed and desired the addition of a paved walking trail for its peaceful setting and were planning a fundraising initiative in the near future in order to come up with the large sum needed to fulfill this need. But as it turns out, they would not need a fundraising event at all.
The Murray Murphy family announced yesterday to Hospice of Western Kentucky that they would cover the large contribution needed to pave the walking trail at The Heartford House. Grandson Matt explained, “I wanted to do this project as a family for Granddad because he was always generous with everything he had. He always helped other people, and the walking path will help other families for years to come. He always said, ‘you leave a place better than what you found it’…so that’s what we’re doing.” It is no surprise then, that others have described Mr. Murphy as bold, hardworking, strong in faith, and having strong hands with a tender heart.
The Murphy family called the care Mr. Murphy received “first class”. On behalf of the family, Matt said, “We cannot express gratitude enough. The Murphy family is a large family and they (Hospice of Western Kentucky) made us feel like family and welcomed us with open arms. As we left when Granddad passed, the whole Murphy family hugged all the nurses and thanked them for all the attention and dedication they gave to Granddad and the family.”
The construction of the “Murray Murphy Walking Trail” will begin soon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for October. The community also has the opportunity to purchase “Memorial Bricks” in memory of their loved ones served by Hospice. The “Memorial Bricks” are $50 each and will border the new paved walkway.
The Heartford House, located at 2914 Old Hartford Road in Owensboro, is Hospice of Western Kentucky’s in-patient facility. The 12-room, 13-bed facility is located on 10.8 acres and offers a beautiful and peaceful setting for patients and their families.