Circle of Life Patient Meets the “King of Rock and Roll”

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Hospice patient, Linda Patrick, has always admired Elvis Presley. Her biggest regret was not attending one of his concerts in the 1950s. She often dreams of what it would have been like to meet him. With that in mind, Circle of Life recently planned a special surprise visit.

To honor her wish to meet the “King of Rock and Roll,” Circle of Life asked local Elvis impersonator Dusty Duling, Delvis – Elvis Tribute Artist, to meet Linda and to serenade her with three of Elvis’ love songs. Linda was thrilled to finally “meet” her music idol.

“When a loved one is battling an illness or disease, families and patients often focus solely on treatment, leaving behind dreams and aspirations their loved one once had,” said Nancy Desler, marketing and communications manager. “Circle of Life is fortunate to have the opportunity to help patients fulfill these forgotten dreams and to bring happiness to those who are suffering.”

Circle of Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing compassionate end-of-life care to residents of Washington, Benton, Carroll and Madison counties.


About Circle of Life
Circle of Life is committed to compassionate end-of-life care for a person’s body, mind, spirit and family when there is no longer a cure.  Care teams of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers provide care in our patient’s home, in assisted living facilities or at our hospice homes.

Circle of Life is the largest nonprofit hospice provider in Northwest Arkansas serving Benton, Carroll, Madison & Washington Counties. Circle of Life is fully accredited and certified by Arkansas Department of Health and Medicare. Circle of Life provides acute symptom and pain management in two free-standing inpatient hospice homes located at 901 Jones Road in Springdale and 1201 NE Legacy Parkway in Bentonville.

Circle of Life is committed to providing bereavement support to the Northwest Arkansas community at no charge. We operate two GRIEF CENTERS housed in our inpatient hospice homes.  Grief Center programs include support groups, grief classes, children’s workshops, and workplace and school grief services.

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