Cancer Patients Benefiting from Comfort Items Donated by Local Church
Members of Resurrection Life Church (left to right) Diane Lopez, Sarah Dishong, Carol Thrush, Jill Huntoon, Jennifer Pickel, Candy Bendon (office assistant, Breast Health Program, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot), Denise Pickel and Melissa Hoag (breast nurse navigator, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot) are shown with some of the items donated to comfort patients as they receive cancer treatment at the Medical Centers in Gratiot and Mt. Pleasant.
Area residents receiving treatment for cancer at the Medical Centers in Gratiot and Mt. Pleasant are being comforted in a special way through items donated by a group of caring women from Resurrection Life Church in St. Louis.
From warm fuzzy slippers to large-print cross word puzzles, the items are meant to comfort patients as they receive treatment.
“We also hope that what we bring to these individuals is a warm feeling that reminds them that there are people who care for them and want to make this challenging time in their lives just a little bit easier,” said Jill Huntoon, member, Resurrection Life Church.
Accepting the gifts were Melissa Hoag, breast nurse navigator, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot and Candy Bendon, office assistant, Breast Health Program, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot.
“We offer our gratitude on behalf of every patient that is being impacted by their compassion and support,” expressed Hoag. “Going through treatment for cancer can be a lonely, extremely difficult experience. Having complete strangers reach out to show others that they care can have such a powerful impact.”
Those interested in more information about supporting cancer care may contact the MidMichigan Health Foundation at (989) 839-1932 or by visiting www.midmichigan.org/donations.