Our patient Eileen loves the NBC show Chicago Med. Imagine her surprise when she found out her patient care volunteer was Torrey DeVitto, one of the stars of the show!
Torrey brought her costar Nick Gehlfuss to meet Eileen’s home for one of their weekly visits in September 2017. Torrey and Nick spent some time with Eileen, talking and playing board games. Eileen was so happy that she had tears in her eyes when she thanked them for coming.
Eileen later had the chance to visit the set and meet the entire cast in November 2017.
Torrey is a longtime hospice advocate and ambassador for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. She has been a volunteer at Rainbow for several years.
“Eileen and I just connect,” she said. “It’s been really beautiful.”