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Why I Give.

I give for my daughter. Because if she ever needed care I would want the best for her.

I had heard a little bit about the Foundation from other employees and I knew I wanted to help in any way that I could. In learning how the Children’s Miracle Network – Mercy Health Children’s Hospital Telethon worked and what it supported, I knew this was one way that I could help children that are not well and also remember to be thankful that Chloe is healthy. If we were ever in a situation where she was not well, I would want others to do the same for her.  This seemed like a great fit.
During the 2016 telethon, I personally went to the Mercy Health Heart Center where I worked and spent about two hours talking to other employees, and I was able to secure $1,100 in pledges. I knew I wanted to do better in 2017! In 2017, the name was changed to Day of Miracles. I was able to go to most of the nursing units at the hospital and secured close to 90 pledges and donations totaling $4,500.  There was a challenge made to the departments at the hospital to see which one could bring in the most dollars. Of the $4,500, $3,100 was donated by the Mercy Cardiac Heart & Vascular Insitute, where I work and we won!

Helping with these types of events, though it is a great de-stresser and an outlet to be able to help others, I have learned how compassionate our employees are and how willing they are to live out the Mercy Vision by supporting Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in making sure our small patients are taken care of and being stewards of the ministry. I am so looking forward to doing even more next year for Day of Miracles – 2018 and have recruited more volunteers as well!

-Paul Pepper, Mercy Health Employee