Paul Christensen: A light to our entire community
The loss of a loved one is very hard process to go through, and many people would turn inwards to heal. Not Paul Christensen. After losing his wife, who he took care of for many years, he started working with Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice in Spanish Fork as a volunteer. Carma, the owner of Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice, said, “He does everything. He passes out flyers, he takes care of our yard, he put together a garden, he helps out with holidays, he fixes things for us, he sits with patients, anything. He helps us out with everything.”
A year ago, upon the death of his wife, Paul wanted to thank everyone at Maple Creek for taking care of his wife, who he liked to call his “angel girl.” “He had a metal wall hanging designed for us. He brought in food and had a special angel necklace for each of the women. For the men, he had flashlights. He was sure to thank each of us personally,” Melissa, an employee from Maple Creek, remembered.
Heather, another employee at Maple Creek, said, “Paul always thanks us for taking care of his angel girl, but what he doesn’t realize is what a gift it was for us.”
Paul firmly believes in giving back and taking part in the community and is a great example of it. Every year he dresses up as Santa and spreads cheer all through the town. He’s worked with the fire and police departments. He’s done so much for everyone at Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice. “He never stops. He just keeps giving,” Carma said. “He’s an amazing caregiver. Extremely kind and attentive.”
Paul is a light to our community, and his love is felt by everyone he’s encountered. Melissa said, “I truly appreciate my friendship with Paul. He is a bright spot for us, and in this hard time he’s turned outward instead of inward.” Paul is a great role model for everyone. His story serves as an inspiration. May we all be a light like him, caring for and lifting others.
On Oct. 12, DECA and FBLA students from Spanish Fork High School were treated to the much-anticipated annual Fall Business Tour. Students spent the day traveling across Utah County and meeting with top executives, business owners and field experts at Xactware in Lehi, Alison’s Pantry in Pleasant Grove and Action Target in Springville. Students were able to hear first-hand about many of the concepts they have been learning about in their business and marketing classes. They were also able to ask plenty of relevant questions and gain many great insights from people who have had great success in the business world.