Your support helps optimistic employee after heart surgeries

When Albert Gonzales had heart-catheterization surgery in of March 2016, he was hoping that this would be the end of the cardiac issues that began with a quadruple bypass in 2006. Instead, he found himself back in the hospital and unable to work just as his wife was laid off from her job. “Of all […]

A Message of Thanks From Someone Helped by our donors

Each month as donors give to the Hope Fund their generosity is changing lives! Hope Fund recipient Chris Bondie from TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee found his family in need of help after Grayson, his seven-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Since her diagnosis, she has had a multitude of admissions to the hospital, specialist visits, expensive medications and surgeries. Even minor […]

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 […]

Hope Fund steps in to help when a sinus infection turns into brain surgery – Lindsey White’s Story

Kids get sick, so when Lindsey White’s son Jayland had a sinus infection, she took him to the doctor, got some antibiotics and thought everything was under control. But his headaches persisted, and so finally the family made a trip to the emergency room. A CAT scan threw them for a loop. “It showed that […]

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 […]