Capturing Precious Memories with YouthWorks


By Branden Johnson

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Karlee Jones, Raegan Ramynke, and Jessica McCallister came to Cottage in the Meadow with one goal in mind—to create a memory book for one of our hospice patients.  We all sat down and went through family photos and studied the patient’s family tree.  The hospice patient’s family tree was quite large!


The three high school students are from East Valley and West Valley High Schools.  They are actively involved in YouthWorks and The Memorial Foundation’s four major initiatives— End-of-Life Care, Cancer Care, Children’s Care, and Healthy Yakima.  Our students need to be recognized and commended for their hard work and dedication to enhance the lives of our hospice patients.


The funding for these memory books came from a grant through The Memorial Foundation.  We were able to give the hospice patient a memory book, a digital CD of her pictures, and copies of her pictures. If you know a student who may be interested in YouthWorks, please call Branden Johnson at 574-3655 or email at

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