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"James"

One Child's Formula for Recovery = Happy and Healthy!

James*, a young boy in Springfield, was having issues at school. He wasn’t listening in class, got into fights and had been suspended. He needed help dealing with his feelings, his anger and his struggles at home.

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Ann

Inspiring Wellness and Independence

Meet Ann, a client of the Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center, a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now known as Memorial Behavioral Health. She is inspiring others to take important steps to improve their health.

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Donor Spotlight: PNC

PNC Continues Strong Relationship witih Memorial's Festival of Trees

Since 1989, PNC and its predecessors have sponsored Memorial’s Festival of Trees. The partnership between the two organizations remains strong today.

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Trina

MOSAIC Helps Teen Move Forward from Depression

Trina, a high school senior, took part in MOSAIC counseling services after she scored in the highly elevated range on a social-emotional screen. On the outside, she was composed and smiling, but inside she was suffering from Major Depressive Disorder with suicidal ideations. After receiving support from MOSAIC, she's advocating for other teens who need help.

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Donor Spotlight: Brian and Pam Allen

Giving Back to Support Local Healthcare

With long-time careers in healthcare, it is not a surprise that Brian and Pam Allen make it a priority to give not only money, but time to the Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

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Shirley Black

Formula for Weight Loss: Diet, Exercise, Encouragement

After coloring on the floor with her 2-year-old niece last September, Shirley Black knew it was finally time to get serious about knee-replacement surgery. She couldn’t get up without help.

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Stevie Bonsey

Young Flat-Track Racer Recovers Following Expedient Care

He intended to win the Springfield Mile. Instead, traveling at speeds approaching 130 miles per hour, he crashed into the wall after being clipped by another motorcycle rider. He suffered vertebrae and skull fractures, lacerations to his liver and kidneys, a bruised lung and a torn rotator cuff.

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Donor Spotlight: Evelyn Brandt Thomas

The Festival is a tradition for Evelyn Brandt Thomas

For more than 20 years, Evelyn Brandt Thomas has been involved with Memorial’s Festival of Trees. From soliciting for sponsors to having trees and wreaths designed, Evelyn will play her biggest role in 2016 as honorary chair of the annual event.

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Marc Brown

A Journey to Good Health

Marc Brown struggled with his weight for much of his life. After undergoing the LAP-BAND procedure in 2008, Marc regained his health and reached a healthy weight.

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Aimee Brunk

Lifelong Hearing Treatment for Area Teen

Aimee Brunk remembers receiving her first set of hearing aids at 4 years old. "It was a little overwhelming," said the now 16-year-old AC Central High School sophomore. Victoria Blount, senior audiologist, MS, CCC-A, and Jamie Purdy, AuD, CCC-A, both from the Hearing Center at Memorial Medical Center, have worked with Aimee for the past 12 years.

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