Twice a week, sisters Margie and Barbara exercise together. Like many patients living with chronic cardiac and pulmonary conditions, exercise has become an important part of their lives. For these women, it’s a routine that includes attending rehabilitation exercise classes, and giving generously to help other patients just like them.
During their weekly visits to exercise at the Cardio Pulmonary Rehab Center at Community Hospital East, Margie and Barbara have become friends with the physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care providers helping them breathe easier, live stronger and stay as well as possible. These friendships, like the one they share with Madonna Miles, RRT and coordinator of cardio pulmonary rehab, were the inspiration for these sisters to make multiple financial donations to Community Health Network Foundation’s Grateful Patient and Family Program.
“Madonna sure has taken good care of us,” Barbara says. “Community is a part of our family, and we give in honor of the wonderful care offered to us.”
Margie and Barbara’s generosity directly impacts the quality of care made available to other cardiac and pulmonary patients. Their donations have already funded the purchase of two treadmills for the clinic, and will also be used to support future equipment and programming needs.
With compassion and skill, Community’s care givers help Margie and Barbara navigate their health care journeys so they can celebrate life’s special moments. Like first-time trips to Walt Disney World. And Margie’s 89th birthday. These sisters don’t miss a beat.
Will you join Margie, Barbara and other patients whose gifts of gratitude allow us to save lives, fund medical innovation and transform health care? Please consider making a donation to our Grateful Patient and Family Program. Your entire gift will forever make an impact. Your generosity will forever be appreciated.