Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund
“Life is precious and time is a key element. Let’s make every moment count and help those that have a greater need than our own.” – Harmon Killebrew
During his retirement years, Harmon was a spokesperson for the hospice movement and embraced the role it plays at one of the most critical times we face in life. Harmon’s family and friends have created this fund to help Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota, build the Midwest’s first hospice and respite home serving children with a shortened life-expectancy and their families.
More about Harmon and Hospice
Harmon experienced the value of hospice care himself. After two near-death experiences, he found his calling to support hospice care. He also saw the need for a special hospice and respite care home for children. He and Nita were involved in early efforts to create a children’s hospice in the 1990s, and he frequently made hospice and hospital visits.
“I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.” – Harmon’s last public statement
Make a Key Play
There is a teenage girl right now who is fighting a disease she can’t beat. There are parents who would give anything to simply be “Mom and Dad” to their sweet son, instead of managing his catheters and treatments. Many times the family home or a hospital is not the best place for a child to pass. We can build a hospice home that will serve these children and support their families. This home is essential. Today, right now in our lives, this home is achieveable. Harmon was passionate about the value of hospice care and would think that building this home was as important as any of his legendary baseball achievements.
The Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund merges Harmon and Nita’s passions and legacies. First, their work helping children with disabilities to enjoy baseball through Miracle Leagues is well known. Nita and Harmon have created a legacy that will serve children with special needs for many years. What is less known is the passion Harmon had for hospice. Nita feels the Killebrew Fund provides a way to donate to Crescent Cove in honor of Harmon, and to enlighten people about the need for a children’s hospice and respite care home. Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota, is a 501(c)(3) organization, and the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund is a part of Crescent Cove’s organization. Donate now in Harmon’s name, where your gift will be used to build the first dedicated home in the Midwest.
Supporters – Up to the Plate
Hear directly from members of the fund’s Advisory Council, Jack and Jennifer Morris, Paul and Destini Molitor, who are showing their support of this mission in our community:
Learn about the Advisory Council to the fund, providing guidance and helping to create awareness for this need in our community.