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Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Original post made on Dec 10, 2012

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients to deliver a kind of healing that medical interventions, surgeries and treatments cannot make whole.

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

This is a beautiful story about people who have answered one of the highest callings a person can receive. It takes a very special person to do this kind of work.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Fr. Hester, a true saint, wore a pedometer for a period of time to gauge how much he walks the halls of the hospital. Now in his 80's, Fr. Hester is known to walk the hospital corridors seven miles a day! He's there early in the a.m. for the first surgeries and a fixture in the Emergency Room and it would seem ever place else simultaneously. He and his colleagues in the Ministry service are truly heaven set.


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