With your support, the Hope Fund helps employee focus on son’s needs during lengthy recovery period

Ask any 13-year-old’s mother, and she will tell you that life is a whirlwind. That is certainly true for Amy Wilson-King and her son Caeden, but in early March 2016 an unexpected diagnosis added a lot of uncertainty and fear as well. “He’d been having some vague symptoms, like blurry vision and headaches, but he’d also […]

Day and night duty

Every parent worries that his or her child could become suddenly, seriously ill. That nightmare came true for Dianna LeBron when her 13-year-old son Felix went to the emergency room and would up having emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction.  “He had his bowel resected, but then he began having problems a few days after and […]

Mother can focus on family thanks to Hope Fund support

When emergency-room nurse Melissa Hirn went into preterm labor during a shift, she knew what to do, and that help was nearby. How she’d keep her growing family supported during a necessary hospitalization wasn’t so clear. “I began having contractions on the way in from the parking lot, so I went upstairs to get checked […]

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 […]

Absolute Perfect Timing

Douglas & April Lovaas, Clinicians at West Palm Hospital in Florida experienced unexpected illnesses at the same time.  Losing one income because of an illness is hard enough but losing both incomes makes a bad situation even worse.  Thankfully, because of so many coworkers across the company, the Lovaas family was able to turn to […]

Natasha Wilson – “People I don’t even know were there to help me.”

Natasha Wilson kicked 2014 off with a bang, welcoming a new daughter in March. Unfortunately, the latter half of the year was not so joyful. Her 8-year-old daughter, Aniah, required open-heart surgery in October. Because she’d used up her vacation days and other time off during maternity leave, Natasha quickly found herself dealing with a […]

Campaign Champion – Marissa O’Brien

The Hope Fund wanted to do a special spotlight for one of our campaign champions at West Valley Medical Center, Marissa O’Brien. When we reached out to Marissa to get permission to feature her on our site she quickly redirected the recognition towards the whole HR department as she said they are all extremely involved in […]