Grateful Patients

Humankindness is at the heart of what we do. Sometimes, that kindness touches a patient so much that he or she decides to give back in a generous way. By making a gift to the Foundation, other patients will be able to receive the same type of wonderful care. Below are a few stories about patients whose incredible experiences at French Hospital inspired them to give back.

Portrait of Marsha Bollinger

Marsha Bollinger

After Marsha Bollinger found comfort and guidance at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center during her own cancer journey, she decided to give back by volunteering. Read her story >

Portrait of Stan and Barbara Clark

Stan and Barbara Clark

Local ranch owners Stan and Barbara Clark have created a lasting legacy through a gracious planned gift. Prompted by Stan's incredible experience as a patient at French Hospital, the Clarks have designated a portion of their ranch to benefit French Hospital. Read their story >

Portrait of Carol and Les Moss

Carol and Les Moss

Impressed with her own positive experience as a patient, Carol Moss decided to give back to French Hospital in several ways—by becoming both a hospital volunteer and a donor. Read their story >

Michael and Sammy Pineau

Michael and Sammy Pineau

Longtime San Luis Obispo residents Michael and Sammy Pineau made a generous gift to support the "French - Well into the Future" campaign after Michael was a patient. Read their story >

Portrait of Jim Sargen

James Sargen

As a local philanthropist, Jim Sargen became involved with French Hospital after it became a not-for-profit hospital in 2004, eventually joining the Foundation Board in 2005 and serving for several years. A few years later, after experiencing firsthand the compassion and quality of care provided to patients, he decided to make a planned gift. Read his story >

Portrait of Bob and Debbie Wacker

Bob and Debbie Wacker

Bob, a grateful former patient, and Debbie, a hospital volunteer for over 30 years, have a special understanding of the need for supporting their community hospital. This has inspired them to ensure that the local community has access to advanced health care by making a gift. Read their story >


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