As we anticipate the arrival of 2022, we see a glimmer of hope.
And that’s often all it takes to inspire one person to overcome adversity or to bring people together to make a difference. At Atrium Health Foundation, we see it every day… in the smile of a patient who has access to a novel treatment; the courage of a medical team performing a life-saving surgery; the resilience of our researchers and educators; and in the dedication of our generous community advocates.
Your gifts give hope to patients treated across Atrium Health, including:
Lileana, who found healing at Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation
Lileana was on her way home from vacation in July of this year when she was in a head-on collision that left her with two broken femurs, a broken foot, a broken knee, and multiple internal injuries. Two weeks after being airlifted to an Intensive Care Unit in Georgia, she was transferred to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation where she would undergo 3 to 4 hours of therapy each day. The care team at Carolinas Rehabilitation gave Lileana glimmers of hope during her difficult road to recovery. Since Lileana first came home from rehab, she’s progressed from her wheelchair to a walker, and now just to a cane. She can even take several steps on her own! This holiday season, help us build a brighter future for patients treated at Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation.
Lauren, who celebrated a new beginning at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital
Nikki and Densel never imagined that their daughter Lauren would be born 3.5 months early, weighing only 2 pounds and 1 ounce. Lauren was treated in the NICU at Levine Children’s Hospital for respiratory distress and underwent multiple surgeries related to a damaged vocal cord and a heart defect. After five agonizing months where they visited her at the hospital each day, they were finally able to bring Lauren home. Today, Lauren is a Senior at Marvin Ridge High School and is setting school records as a standout student athlete. This holiday season, help us build a brighter future for patients treated at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital.
George, who found hope at Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
George – a professional voice actor, newlywed, and avid runner – did not fit the profile of someone at risk for heart problems. When he experienced severe chest pain, though, he realized he was having a heart attack. After receiving life-saving treatment at Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, George embraced the follow-up care and camaraderie offered through the cardiac rehabilitation program. Grateful to the team for restoring his health, he now helps shine a light on cardiac care, advocating in the community as a champion for Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute and its world-class services. This holiday season, help us build a brighter future for patients treated at Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.
Ann, who received innovative treatment at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute
Ann was diagnosed with Stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma Kidney Cancer in 2014. Since then, her treatment has included a targeted therapy drug, a nephrectomy, and immunotherapy treatments. Six years later the cancer had metastasized to her brain. Ann’s care team at Levine Cancer Institute quickly jumped into action as she was scheduled for radiation treatments and a craniotomy in just under two weeks. Less than 24 hours after surgery, she was recovering at home. Since then, her scans have shown no disease progression. Ann participates locally in the 24 Hours of Booty fundraiser for Levine Cancer Institute to show her immense appreciation to her care team and inspire hope for other cancer survivors. This holiday season, help us build a brighter future for patients treated at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute.
Because of community support, patients treated across Atrium Health have hope for a brighter future. Help us provide the very best care – for all – by making a gift that is meaningful and appropriate to you and your family.