In Memory of Lori Scripture

Below is a remarkable recipient story that shows the difference our donors are making.  Lori lost her cancer battle March 3, 2016.  Before she passed and still with hopeful expectations for a full recovery, she wanted you to hear her story.  We are honored to share it in her memory. 

Lori Scripture, HCA Hope FundWhen Lori Scripture received a cancer diagnosis in April 2015, she knew two things: One, there would be surgery and a lot of post-operation care, and two, that she wanted to work as long and as much as possible while dealing with her illness.

“I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth and neck in April, and had surgery in June followed by chemo and radiation treatments,” says Lori, a lead housekeeper at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth N.H. “I was going to try to work through the chemo and radiation, but I had to have a GI tube and chemo port but in and that meant I couldn’t work any more. My income was drastically reduced, of course, and that meant that the daily living expenses became hard to meet, not to mention the medical bills that were piling up.”

She got information about the Hope Fund as she was dealing with all the issues around her medical care, and wasted no time in applying. “I didn’t even know how to react; I was so excited to see those funds in my checking account. It was just wonderful, and so very needed,” Lori says.

“When I get better and heal, I want to thank so many people who have helped me get through this cancer. The Hope Fund is certainly a part of that, because if it weren’t for the fund I don’t know how I would have paid my bills. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve never seen anything like it from any other company, and it shows how much HCA cares for its employees, and how all the employees care about each other.”

One thought on “In Memory of Lori Scripture

  1. I am so saddened to read this. I had just read her story a few days prior. Lori seemed like such a dedicated and special individual…one with a tremendous work ethic and more. I am thrilled to be a part of the Annual Hope Fund Campaign, both as a coordinator of fundraising events at TOH as well as a contributor. I know that it makes a world of difference to endless HCA employees and their families. Thank you for sharing. RIP, Lori!

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