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Hello,

We continue to be so grateful for donor support of our employees, patients and families. Our February newsletter highlights such generous gifts to honor our physical therapy team as well as our youngest patients. We hope you enjoy.

Liz Semaan
Executive Director
Physical Therapy Employees Recognized By Anonymous Donor
In January, physical therapists at Bronson Rehabilitation Services – Elm Valley Drive were honored with a $30,000 gift from an anonymous grateful patient. Seven members of the team were recognized by the donor for their outstanding care.
 
In sharing this gift and working with Bronson Health Foundation, the donor noted they are truly humbled to be a part of this great Bronson community, to personally see the impact these individuals have on patients, and their hope that 2021 is filled with more of the compassion, care, understanding, and togetherness that all of these people exemplify every day!
Community Support Lifts Up Sexual Assault Services
Prevention Education
Bronson’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) is a central prevention and survivor support program for the region and Battle Creek community. Bronson’s SAS program provides free services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, and executes prevention and education programming to key populations in southwest Michigan. These services have been particularly important during COVID-19 quarantine, where isolation, stress, increased screen time, less supervision and instability can lead to increases in family violence and assaults. Opportunities for prevention programming are abundant and in demand throughout the community. 

All SAS program staff and operational expenses are funded through community support. SAS Community Educator, Laurie Hartman, who leads the prevention initiatives shares, "These funds will expand efforts to prevent sexual abuse, dating violence and stalking and support kindergarten through 12th grade students who have already been affected. We look forward to partnering with S.A.F.E. Place and Battle Creek Public Schools as well as other interested school districts to reduce trauma and improve safety, health and well-being for youth in Calhoun County." Bronson Health Foundation is grateful for community support from Albion Community Foundation, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation, The Miller Foundation, Michigan Children's Trust Fund, and United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region and many others!
Lions Club Supports
Pediatric Patients
The Lions Club of southwest Michigan (District 11-B-2) generously donated funds to be used for supplies for pediatric patients with diabetes. The Diabetes Care Kit is sent home with the patient and their family and includes a backpack, log book, snacks, and other items that make their transition easier.
 
Dr. Greg Tiongson said, "Bronson Children’s Hospital is grateful for the generous support from our local Lions Club. This gift will be used to provide important supplies for our pediatric endocrinology patients and their families. Thank you."
Past Patient Gives Thousands of Fleece Blankets For Bronson Children's Hospital
In 2008, 9-year-old Lydia Goble was admitted to Bronson Children's Hospital and diagnosed with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. She spent a total of 46 nights before going into remission.
 
Through her Bronson journey, the one thing that stayed constant was her blanket. It was gifted to her during her stay and it made a last impact. Lydia shared, "For me, the blanket was a sense of home, provided me comfort, and helped me to express myself."
 
12 years later, Lydia and her mother have formed a local group who have worked to make more than 4,200 fleece blankets for patients at Bronson Children's Hospital.