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Paul Mathers

Whether chipping to the green from a tough sand trap or chipping in to help overcome the tough challenges facing hospice care, Paul Mathers always brings his “A” game.

Working hard to become a football player at Cornell and serving his country during World War II taught him that perseverance in the face of adversity wins games – and battles.

After his first wife passed away, Paul devoted himself to Sandhills Hospice, serving on its Board of Trustees and as chairman of the Operating Committee, where he put his competitive spirit to work to meet his main objective – a self-sufficient Hospice. He led the charge to help raise the funds needed to build a permanent home for the hospice program and later championed the merger with FirstHealth of the Carolinas to ensure that hospice care would be available for generations to come.

“Surviving two wives, both of whom I loved dearly, gave me a first-hand look at exactly how important hospice care really can be to those facing end-of-life health issues.”