You may recall a special moment of joy, a loved one’s touch, a friend’s helping hand or even great sadness that leads to strength of purpose.
My precious memories are rich with relationships from the many patients and families who touched my heart during my 44 years as a nurse at McLeod Health.
One of my most meaningful projects while there was the establishment of the Guest House at McLeod. This “home away from home” allows families to rest and renew their strength while being near to their hospitalized loved one.
You may have experienced being with a loved one facing a healthcare crisis. You may have had the strong desire to be there when needed. Can you imagine if you lived a long distance from the hospital with no place to rest, take a shower and recharge?
Families travel to McLeod every day and I am comforted to know that because of donors like you, the Guest House stands ready to welcome weary caregivers.
I was honored in 2016 when, upon my retirement, the Dot Johnson Fund was established to support the Guest House. You see, the Guest House is fully funded by charitable donations.
The fees collected from our guests are intentionally kept very low and we never turn anyone away who may not be able to pay.
This is why we turn to you. I am asking you today to help me continue this legacy of caring by making a gift to the Dot Johnson Fund. Your gift will provide special hospitality for our families.
In my retirement, I am so proud of “My McLeod.” We can all rest assured that the mission to care for the health and well-being of patients in our region continues today. People from a fifteen-county region (as well as those who journey through every day on our highways) often drive long distances to seek the best healthcare available.
Because of donors like you, the struggle and worry felt by many of our patients’ families will be eased with comfort and compassion. You are incredibly important to our mission.
I can assure you, this very moment as you are reading this letter, there are ambulances (and possibly the AirReach helicopter) along with frantic families heading down Cheves Street in Florence in desperate need of help. Won’t you send your gift today so that you can ease their burden?
Along with you, McLeod Health will do everything possible to ensure our patients and their families will go home to create more precious memories. Thank you in advance for choosing to help.
Your friend in caring,
Dot Johnson, RN
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