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Donor Stories

Generous donor support provides the opportunity for French Hospital to make an important difference in the lives of so many people in our community. Donor support has provided state-of-the-art technology, advancements in facilities, created community health education opportunies, and provided free health care to those in need, among many others.

Learn more about some of our donors and their stories below.

Karen and Steven Chubon

Karen and Steve Chubon

For Karen and Steve Chubon, learning to stay hopeful through Karen's mom’s battle with cancer led to a commitment that would extend hope to others at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital. Read their story >

Joan Gellert-Sargen

Joan Gellert-Sargen

A local philanthropist's passion and commitment to our community inspired her to make a generous gift to support the Intensive Care Unit. Read her story >

Nancy Russo McDevitt

Nancy Russo McDevitt

Nancy's parents taught their children that if they were fortunate, it was their job to give back. Today, Nancy and her siblings give generously to honor the example of their parents, carrying on their wishes through The Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundation. Read Nancy's story >

Evan and Aaron Steed

The Steed Family

Success in their family business, Meathead Movers, led young entrepreneurials to decide to give back. Read their story >

Rick Stollmeyer and Lori Ryan

Rick Stollmeyer and Lori Ryan

Generosity paved the way for a new Family Birthing Center when local entrepreneur Rick Stollmeyer and Lori Ryan, a former French Hospital OB nurse, gave back to make miracles happen. Read their story >


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