Valerie said she knew all along that having COVID-19 meant that she would use the experience to serve a greater purpose for the benefit of others.
Fast forward a few months and she has found that purpose. "I arrived at the Emergency Department without my cell phone charger," says Valerie, "and I was so grateful that the wonderful nurses allowed me to use their chargers. With no visitors allowed at the time, I was disheartened to think I would be unable to speak with my husband, children, and loved ones."
Valerie provided funding for the purchase of 100 universal cell phone chargers and cables for John Muir Health's Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units.
"When you're rushed to the Emergency Department, you don't think about grabbing a phone charger," says Valerie. "It makes my heart happy to know that no one will have to worry about that now."