McMullan family donates to Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Campaign

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The McMullan family has made a donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County.
In honor of the McMullan family’s pledge, a patient room patio garden will be named in memory of Vera “Grandma Mac” McMullan, who was served by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
The family appreciated the care and support hospice provided.
“They helped make the last few weeks of Grandma Mac’s days more comfortable,” said grandson Brant McMullan.
Vera “Grandma Mac” is recognized as the first lady angler to catch a King Mackerel off a North Carolina fishing pier.
The seven-bed SECU Hospice House, under construction off Old Hwy. 17 in Bolivia, will serve patients and families of Brunswick County. It will offer medical and respite care in a comfortable, homelike environment.
Patients will be admitted for around-the-clock pain and symptom monitoring, for family members to gain caregiving skills or receive rest from caregiving, or if home care is not possible during the last days of life.
The capital campaign recently received a $1 million challenge grant from the SECU Foundation that stipulates Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter must raise an additional $500,000 to receive the SECU funding.
Donations to the Closer to Home Capital Campaign may be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or online at www.BrunswickClosertoHome.org. For more information, call Cindy Cheatham at 523-2770.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is a nonprofit agency that provides professional health care and comfort to people with life-limiting illness and offers hope, support, and education to patients, families, and communities in Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover counties.