Nov 28, 2022
Why I Give: "Extremely Grateful To The Doctors And Nursing Staff"
“My family and I have lived in Deep River for the last 25 years. During that time, we have needed to use the services of the Deep River Hospital for both minor and major issues. Notably, this includes my having been unfortunate enough to have suffered heart attacks in 2002 and 2020. Living outside of a major urban center carries a certain risk with respect to timely access to medical services such as the Heart Institute in Ottawa. As such, access to a quality medical facility such as the DR Hospital for treatment prior to transportation can mean the difference between life and death - as it did for me!
As a resident of Deep River I have always considered it inherently obvious that I should support the DRDH. I would have been happier to say that I did so without a dire need for their services, but that was not the hand I was dealt. I am extremely grateful to the doctors and nursing staff of the Deep River Hospital and hope that my contributions have, and will continue, to aid them in their essential support of our community.”
For #GivingTuesday 2022, we are celebrating with "Why I Give" stories from members of the community! Donors, volunteers, and supporters were asked: "Why do you support DRDH?" and the replies we received were inspiring and motivating.