Care Award Recipient Chosen for Compassion, Service to Patients

At the point when Samaneh Etemadi lost her dad to lymphoma five years prior, she instantly knew she needed to join a calling that served others and enhanced lives. In 2015, Etemadi, 28, started volunteering at OC Hospice where she tends to grown-ups with shifting life-restricting ailments. Her energy for giving social insurance administrations to those in need drove her to winning Fairhaven Dedication Stop & Morgue’s September/October Oliver Halsell Mind Grant.

“Samaneh has such an uncommon story to tell and the way she conveys delight to patients amid their last days makes her genuinely meriting our Care Grant,” said Marla Noel, leader of Fairhaven. “What I appreciate most about Samaneh is that she can utilize her own particular misfortune to help other people adapt to an existence undermining infection – all while giving solace and peace amid this testing time.”

Etemadi, who emigrated from Iran in 2008, gives volunteer support at OC Hospice in different limits. In her essential part, she invests energy with a patient experiencing dementia. Since the patient talks minimal English, they utilize their common learning of Farsi to speak with each other. Etemadi likewise helps the patient interface with her child in Hawaii, which dependably conveys a major grin to her face. She additionally helps two different patients when their volunteers are inaccessible.

At the point when not at OC Hospice, Etemadi works low maintenance at Hoag Doctor’s facility as a nourishment aide. She additionally volunteers at Enormous Siblings Huge Sisters of Orange District and the Inland Realm and Somebody Cares Soup Kitchen. A current graduate of California State College, Long Shoreline, Etemadi has connected for both nursing and doctor aide graduate projects to satisfy her fantasies of turning into a medicinal services supplier. A glad sister and good example, she dwells in Irvine with her auntie and 20-year-old sibling, Hamid, who as of late moved to the Unified States.

“Consistently, I try to humanely serve wiped out patients and their families as I probably am aware my dad would have needed me to do,” said Etemadi. “It’s remunerating to have the capacity to light up a patient’s day, and to be picked as a Fairhaven’s Tend to my work in the group is a tremendous respect.”

Fairhaven Remembrance Stop & Funeral home, which has areas in Santa Clause Ana and Mission Viejo, started the Oliver Halsell Mind Grants honoree program in 2012 as an approach to perceive Orange Region occupants who are going well beyond to serve others in their group and to enhance the lives of those with which they work.

In November, Etemadi will be given her honor at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Mind Grants service at its Main goal Viejo office. The Care Grant meal will perceive six honorees’ achievements in the group over the previous year. Also, Fairhaven will make a gift for her sake to her picked philanthropy, the Tumor Exploration Organization.

Fairhaven is tolerating selections for the 2016 Oliver Halsell Mind Grants; one more empathetic group individuals will be granted for the current year. For more data and to designate a meriting subject, call 714-633-1442 or email

About Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Mind Grant

Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Mind Grant pays tribute to Orange Province people whose generosity and commitment to serving others is helpful. These gutsy people go well beyond their sets of responsibilities to present with the most extreme care and empathy. Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Mind Grant victors originate from many fields including private care, hospice, social work, directing, helped living, therapeutic suppliers, nursing, treatment, humanitarian effort and that’s just the beginning.

About Fairhaven

Established in 1911 by Oliver Halsell to give a serene and encouraging spot for families to respect their friends and family, Fairhaven Remembrance Stop & Morgue is Orange Region’s most lovely full-benefit funeral home, crematory and burial ground. With the commemoration stop and morgue in Focal Orange Province and a carefully designated funeral home in South Orange Area, Fairhaven gives memorial service, incineration and entombment administrations both at the desperate hour and through early arrangement, keeping up its immovable duty to care and sympathy. Fairhaven is devoted to commending the individual, giving administrations that are as one of a kind and far reaching as the general population they celebrate. Extra data is accessible at stop funeral home. Interface with Fairhaven at Facebook and Twitter.

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