Frank Rickman’s Story

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Frank donates to Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundation to give his city the best health care possible Frank Rickman knows first-hand how important it is to have a hospital in his community of Franklin, VA. He wants to make sure his small city continues to access to great care. “It is rare for a city…

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John Montville’s Story

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John likes being a recurring donor because it’s an easy way to help patients in need John Montville is the executive director of oncology services at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital. He has spent 30 years working in health care and contributing to foundations. But when it comes to being a recurring associate donor for…

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Meet Sherrhia Braggs

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Sherrhia’s baby is off to a great start in life, thanks to donors like you As a mother of two, Sherrhia Braggs thought she knew everything there was to know about pregnancy. But your gift allowed her to experience something new when she was pregnant with her third child: support. “I felt much more prepared…

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Doug Litsey’s Story

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Because you support the Henry & Beverly Hawk Vascular & Heart Center, Doug gets cardiac care right in Lima More than 20 years ago, Doug Litsey learned he had serious heart issues. Thanks to your support of the Henry & Beverly Hawk Vascular & Heart Center at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, he…

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Meet Dr. Naito

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Dr. Naito gives to Mercy Health Foundation because he knows what excellent health care looks like As a medical professional, Dr. Herbert Naito knows excellent care when he sees it. Excellent care is what he saw, and received, at Mercy Health—St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital after suffering a stroke. “I am exceedingly appreciative of the skills…

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Meet Connie Schneider

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Donor support for hospice care brought Connie some comfort during her husband’s final days Connie and Wayne Schneider fought Wayne’s cancer together three times. When it returned a fourth time, it became clear that they would not win the fight. Connie set aside her life to be a full-time caregiver for her husband in his…

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Meet Krista Hubbard

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Thanks to you, patients like Krista have access to colorectal cancer screenings In Krista Hubbard’s hometown in Breathitt County, the risk of dying from colon cancer is more than twice the national average. It’s that way for many of the rural Kentucky counties served by Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital. Little did Krista…

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Meet Mark Jarvis

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Mark gives because Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima is important for his whole region Mark Jarvis began his relationship with Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center as far back as one can. “I was born there 60 years ago. In the years since, I have received compassionate, high-quality care there. So has my family,”…

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Meet Krista Jones

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You helped Mercy Health’s New Life Hospice lift an emotional burden from Krista and her family Krista Jones’ mother was suffering from cancer and dementia. Her father was already in end-of-life care in a nearby town. Together, it was a lot for Krista and her family to manage. “I have six children and they were…

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Meet Sydni Rodabaugh

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Your gift to support ECMO technology saved Sydni’s life from Legionnaires’ disease Sydni Rodabaugh was hospitalized for 18 days with Legionnaires’ disease. She spent the first week in a medically-induced coma. Thanks to support from donors like you, she was able to get the specialized care that she needed to survive. You helped provide Mercy…

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