We are all members of the Circle of Life. From birth to death we are cared for and, for almost as long, we are given the privilege of caring for others.
We are all grateful for good health. And in times of illness, injury, or at the end of life, we are especially grateful when we receive or someone we know receives compassionate and skilled care.
Barbara Green expresses her gratitude for the Circle of Life: for access to doctors and treatment “on our doorstep;” and for members of the community “who saw how important local healthcare was to all of us,” and then worked on behalf of or donated to the Foundation.
By donating to St. Marys Healthcare Foundation, you make it possible for the Circle of Life to continue so that others in your community will receive the critical care and support that you, a family member, friend, or neighbour received at a vulnerable time. The knowledge that your compassion, generosity, and gratitude will enable future recipients of that expert care to “pay it forward” in their turn is priceless.
When asked why he donated the money he earned from his lemonade stand to the Foundation, 7-year-old Briar replied, “Because I think it was kind to do.”
It turns out that Briar’s kindness…is contagious!
Please take a moment to reflect on your own experience, or that of someone you know, at a time when compassionate, expert, and local care made all the difference.