When a series of hardships threatened to overwhelm Sharon Sturm’s family, her HCA Healthcare colleagues offered a helping hand through the Hope Fund. The year had been a difficult one. Her husband, Larry, had been out of work for some time, awaiting approval for disability benefits. Sharon, a medical office specialist in Kansas, had been…

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Sandra Williams is a social worker in Houston who has been with HCA Healthcare since 2015. Each day, she ensures patients are discharged to a safe environment and have necessary resources. Over the years, she has provided care and support to countless people in her community. Last summer, she found herself in need of care…

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Ebonee, an endoscopy technician in Colorado, was diagnosed with lupus when she was a college senior. She has lived with this autoimmune disease for years but recently experienced several severe flare-ups, inducing chest pains and breathing problems, which required weeks-long hospitalizations. Without being able to work for weeks at a time, Ebonee fell behind on her…

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Six years ago, Fabiana McCranie, a nurse in Florida, learned her father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Her story of hope was originally shared back in 2015. As an only child, she was thrust into the role of caregiver. Between taking care of her father in his deteriorating condition, work, and keeping her…

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Dianna Lebron has been a major advocate of the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund in the five years since her family received help. Her story was originally shared in 2016. “I tell people they should give, even if it’s just $1,” said Dianna, a Patient Care Tech in Florida. “I want them to know just how…

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Four years ago, when Tishonia Sims’ landlord sold the house she was renting and gave her less than 30 days to move, she feared she and her young daughter would become homeless. “We all know that to relocate takes two important things – time and money – and I had neither,” said Tishonia, a Discrepancy…

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Chris Bondie, a Tennessee RN, found his family in need of help after Grayson, his five-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disease that affects the voluntary muscles of the body. Since her diagnosis, she had a multitude of admissions to the hospital, specialist visits, expensive medications and surgeries. The unexpected financial strain quickly added up. By the time she was…

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As a medical technologist with 36 years of experience, Dan Starck understood too well how serious his 29-year-old son Justin’s cancer diagnosis was. “It was incurable from day one,” Dan said. The initial diagnosis gave him just two years. From the time he was diagnosed, Justin and his family fought back with chemotherapy and multiple…

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