A Christian based nonprofit hospice company went the extra mile for one of their clients today as they rolled through Pittsburg, Texas,  in a 1929 Ford.

Cypress Basin Hospice coordinated with volunteers, local community members and staff to pull off what became a very special day for their client, Mr. Quinn. 

A Cypress volunteer, Melissa Pearson and Assistant Volunteer Services Coordinator Yorri Massey were working on Mr. Quinn’s Life Journal book and were able to hear stories about his 1929 Model A pickup truck that he bought for $10 when he was younger. After seeing their client come to life by sharing the stories, they thought maybe they could brighten his day with a little surprise.

“Thanks to our friends at the Camp County Chamber of Commerce and a few phone calls later, Tex Willis, President of Autumn Trails Association in Winnsboro, joyfully agreed to set up a time to take Mr. Quinn on a joy ride,” said Community Involvement Coordinator Niki Haynes.

Today, Mr. Quinn was surprised with a private ride in a restored 1929 Model A pickup truck with Willis.

Mr. Quinn referred to the truck as a Cadillac in comparison to his and according to Cypress, the moment he realized it was there for him brought pure joy and created a day they will all remember.

“Hospice is about living, and today, Mr. Quinn was able to live by reliving, with the wind in his hair and a smile on his face,” Haynes.

Cypress Basin Hospice is located in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, with branches in Paris and Pittsburg, Texas. The company was founded in 1986 by individuals who envisioned a community-centered organization that supported friends and families through the last weeks and months of an illness. According to Lamar County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Allen, the company now services 16 counties in our region.

“We are are launching a new series called Nods-to-Nonprofits at the Chamber,” said Allen. “Lamar County is blessed to have so many organizations that care about the community. The wide variety of services are truly amazing.”

Allen also highlights that Cypress Basin Hospice is focused on enhancing a person’s life and the story of Mr. Quinn is only one example of many lives that have been enriched through the services provided by Cypress.

“What makes Cypress Basin Hospice unique is that they are a Christian Based Non-Profit Company. They also serve Pediatric Hospice as well,” said Allen.

The company also organizes fundraisers throughout the year and are focused on community involvement. This helps families to worry less about finances and focus their attention on their loved ones.

“Thank you, Cypress Basin Hospice, for what you do,” said Allen.

(Photos Submitted by Niki Haynes)