Your Gifts at Work

Your Gifts at Work

As a not-for-profit hospital, Firelands acts as a safety net for our community. Philanthropy helps to solve healthcare problems and responds to needs in the communities we serve. Gifts and funds raised are used by the medical center to lessen the financial burden on families experiencing devastating illnesses, to provide preventive health outreach and education programs designed to address key health issues in the community and to purchase essential equipment.

Donations to The Foundation for Firelands Mammogram and Breast Cancer Fund help patients in a variety of ways. Some patients receive financial assistance when they cannot afford prescription medications, port placements, nutritional support and transportation. Others benefit from state-of-the-art equipment purchases, education and support groups. To learn about what donations mean to our patients and the physicians and staff who care for them, view this video.

Choose a link below to read stories about how you have a made a difference in the lives of your family, friends and neighbors.

Cayden Nelson: "I Can Jump Now!"

When you step into the gym at Firelands Regional Medical Center Children’s S.P.O.T, it is hard to keep up with Cayden Nelson. The five-year-old Fremont boy is running around the entire room, demonstrating his favorite ways he “plays” with his therapists for two hours each week. For anyone who doesn’t know, it is nearly impossible to perceive that Cayden was born with cerebral palsy.

Read Cayden's full story.

Judy Klotz: "Just Keep Living"

In April of 2013, Judy and Rick had just returned home from giving their time to their family. They had been in Nashville, babysitting their grandson for the weekend. They had a trip to Germany booked in the coming weeks to see family living there, and Judy finally decided to get her sore throat checked by her physician after months of annoying pain.

Read Judy's full story.

Jennifer Wensink: "Staying at Firelands was a Relief"

When Jennifer Wensink experienced pre-term contractions at 33 weeks pregnant on June 1, she didn’t expect to be delivering her second baby the next day at Firelands Regional Medical Center. But, that is exactly what happened.

Read Jen's full story.

Ann Seitz: One More Good Year

Ann Seitz is a petite woman with short blonde hair and soft, kind brown eyes - and the personality to match. But don't let her appearance fool you; Ann is a fighter. And right now she's fighting for her life.

Read Ann's full story.

Dan Rupp: Going the Extra Mile

It was just one hour into the workday at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013. Dan Rupp had just come out of his usual Monday meeting at International Automotive Components in Huron. The healthy 41-year-old dad of four was waiting for his co-worker and decided to sit down in a back corner of the plant. All of a sudden, he began to perspire and he felt short of breath.

Read Dan's full story.

Ann Munafo: An Anchor of Hope & Healing

It was the middle of sailing season on July 7, 2013 when Annette knew something wasn’t right. She had broken out in hives on her chest, arms, stomach and neck and she didn’t know what to do, so she came to Firelands Regional Medical Center Emergency Department.

Read Ann's full story.

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