Hospice patient Paul Szach wanted to go to a Sabres game. So Rachel Smith, MSW and Hospice Social Worker, made it happen. Rachel found two tickets so that Paul and his son, Aaron, could go to the St. Louis Blues game on February 5th.
Front: Lori Szach (sister), Paul Szach, Pam Rossotto (cousin); Back: Ron Szach (father), Sabre #19 Cody Hodgson, Mary Jane Szach (mother), Aaron Szach (son)
With a little help from the Sabres organization, two more tickets became available for Paul’s parents, who could drive Paul and Aaron to the game. Then the Sabres upgraded the Szach’s to a hospitality suite, where they enjoyed refreshments and VIP treatment .
Just when the Szachs thought the evening couldn’t get much better, the family was invited to the locker room following the game to meet the team.
“We were treated like royalty,” said Paul’s mom, Mary Jane Szach. “The evening is unforgettable and we will continue to boast about it to anyone willing to listen! It continues to make us smile with thoughts of it as being the happiest and most relaxing time we’ve spent together since Paul’s diagnosis. Your thoughtfulness will always mean so much to us.”
Thank you Sabres and Rachel Smith for helping the Szach’s make live life to the fullest!