Turning tragedy into kindness is no small feat, but one woman from Batavia does just that every year at Roswell Park and throughout her community.
Bonnie Hoag’s mother was a patient at Roswell before passing away on Sept. 9, 2015. “Everyone says this when someone dies, but my mom truly was a thoughtful, generous, amazing person,” Hoag says. “She did kind things for people she didn’t know and for people she did know. Her birthday was coming up and I was dreading it, so I thought, What if we made it a day of happiness?”
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