Breast Cancer Survivor Helping Others Be Victorious in Their Own Fight

October 15, 2021

As a fitness instructor, Shawn Becklund has always been passionate about keeping herself and others healthy through proper diet and exercise. So, in 2015, after a routine mammogram eventually led to a breast cancer diagnosis, the mother of two admits to being more than a little surprised, sharing, “I was 45-years-old and in the best…

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“I’m One of St. Joe’s Biggest Fans”

October 5, 2021

In June of 2016, Justine Chambers’ morning started out like any other, until a call from her 9-year-old daughter’s school changed everything. “They told me Jennifer was having a seizure, but more like a staring trance that she wouldn’t come out of. I rushed to school not knowing what I would find when I got…

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St. Joe’s Gave Hope to Aubrey Hope

September 15, 2021

“Your daughter has cancer.” When Lyndsi Hutson took her then 6-year-old daughter Aubrey to the doctor in April of 2020 because she was experiencing pain in her knee, she wasn’t too concerned. As a softball player Aubrey had her share of bumps and bruises, so when her doctor told her it was most likely growing…

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Chase’s Miraculous Journey is Music to Our Ears

August 24, 2021

Her daughter was a little over a year old when Alisha Harper was thrilled to learn she was expecting another baby. “We’d always wanted our kids to be close in age so while everyone else was a little shocked, our life was going exactly as we planned,” explains Alisha. Until it didn’t. When the hemorrhaging…

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A Team Like No Other Leads to a Victory Like No Other

July 21, 2021

As a linebacker on the Berkeley Prep football team, Jared Watson knew all about teamwork and what it took to secure a victory. But in late summer of 2019, when his parents spoke the three scariest words he’d ever heard – “You have cancer”, he needed a moment to process exactly what that meant. Then…

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A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

June 28, 2021

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on their first project: an employee giving initiative benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “Knowing we would be helping the children’s hospital was very personal to me, because last spring, that’s exactly…

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

November 2, 2020

As a bookkeeper for over 50 years, Joann took an objective approach to all the important decisions in her life. So, when she wasn’t feeling quite like herself one day in 2013, she allowed her niece to take her to St. Joseph’s Hospital, even though she didn’t think anything was truly wrong. Imagine her surprise…

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The Power of Generosity

September 9, 2020

Andrew Goldstein spent a lot of time with his son Collin at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital while he underwent treatment, and he knows first-hand that the power of generosity from others can lighten a difficult experience.

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Patient Spotlight: Overcoming Breast Cancer

April 15, 2020

At 90 years young, Lucienne “Lucy” Stevenson can tell you from personal experience that life can be challenging. But she has never let those challenges overcome her – instead she has worked through them to make her stronger!

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Patient Spotlight: Baseball Executive Gets Major League Care

September 3, 2019

In the middle of the night, Howard Grosswirth, an executive with the New York Yankees, arrived at the emergency department of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North complaining of severe chest pains. He was quickly diagnosed with an Aortic Dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the aorta, and was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Howard underwent…

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