Hope Fund Helps Mother of Three Focus on Getting Better

On Christmas Eve 2015, Belinda Brown, Medical Staff Coordinator at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. At first she didn’t know how to react. “I was more in shock than anything else,” she says. “I lived a healthy lifestyle; I’d rarely been hospitalized before. I just couldn’t […]

Hope Fund provides solace for longtime nurse following surgery

May Stephens, a nurse in Texas since 2001, had spent her life helping others in their time of need. So she was concerned when she started feeling dizziness and fatigue while doing her daily rounds. “I would never miss a day of work and I’d never been sick before,” she says. “I couldn’t do any […]

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.  When Lori Scripture received a […]

Donors Provided Hope in 2015

This past year, our own co-workers faced desperate times as they struggled through situations like  hearing the words “brain tumor” from their child’s physician, waking up in the middle of the night to a house on fire and escaping with nothing more than the clothes on their back, and even finding a safe house to live […]

Kim Durham – Cancer treatments took a toll on the family income

Kim Durham had always contributed to The Hope Fund but had never really understood how it could help her family until her husband Keith had one of the unexpected accidents that can happen only on a farm. Keith was loading Clyde the bull onto a trailer when the bull kicked the gate and hit Keith […]

Tom Quinn – Right place, right time

When Tom Quinn went to work for LewisGale Medical Center, he was excited about all aspects of his new job. As a nurse, Tom really enjoys being able to help people, and he also likes being part of a workplace family. But within a few months of coming to LewisGale, the 44-year-old went from nurse […]

Cecelia Sonnenberg – One Brave Girl

Cecelia Sonneberg knows that she’s sick.  Somedays she can barely eat or move.  But this spirited 4-year-old doesn’t let the “canker sore in her eye” keep her down.  Last January, Cecelia was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye.  Every three to four weeks she travels over 1,200 miles round trip for an eye […]