When I picked Peter up at school he broke the disappointing news that he had too much studying to do and he would not be able to join Dennis and I for the evening. Our support of the Oncology department and oncology families at CHOP will be significant for years to come. We’ll return as a family next spring.
Clark Hooper Baruch, Trustee, of the Founders Society was the Master of Ceremonies and she introduced Madeline Bell, President and CEO. Madeline shared her vision for future growth and direction of the hospital. A young POTS patient named Tessa shared her inspiring journey. It is a gift to have quality pediatric healthcare in your own backyard; it’s a greater gift to never need it.
Two large screens flanked the podium. A slide show of sweet children and donors was silently playing throughout the evening. My eye was caught by the faces of children that we support and by a familiar face from our community. You may recognize Don Hoff from the Harleysville Ace Hardware. We are blessed to be part of a community that cares about others. Many thanks; the support that you provide to us allows us to be a gift to so many.