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Donor Spotlight: Alyson Holder

Teen Holds Creative Fundraiser for Burn Center

Alyson Holder contemplates a career in healthcare and hopes to travel to Haiti someday as a missionary. But for now, the 14-year-old from Raymond will settle with helping patients cared for at the Regional Burn Center at Memorial Medical Center.

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Donor Spotlight: Avery and Noah Lane

Twins Display Generosity at an Early Age

Twins Avery and Noah Lane had a unique request for their seventh birthday. Instead of presents from friends and family, they asked for donations to Memorial Medical Center's Special Care Nursery.

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Donor Spotlight: Norm and Ivy Koefoed

Local Couple Give to Educate Future Nurses

The interactions she experienced with patients and their family members left a lasting impression. After her retirement in 2006, Ivy started talking about incorporating Memorial Medical Center into her estate plans.

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Donor Spotlight: Ginny Conlee

Passion for Learning Inspires Giving

A friendship that developed in a college classroom in 1988 turned Ginny Conlee into a long-time supporter of Memorial Health System.

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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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Jenny Roskelley

Experience Creates Lifelong Friendship

Jenny Roskelley was young, fit and had a normal pregnancy. After more than 10 hours of labor, doctors performed an emergency cesarean section. Jenny and her husband welcomed healthy baby boy Levi into their family. But before they could bask in the newborn glow, things started to go terribly wrong.

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Tim McDougall

Working Toward Independence

Tim McDougall is inspiring others to gain independence with his can-do attitude and the support of Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center (LMRC), a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now know as Memorial Behavioral Health.

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James Macrander

A Story of Recovery

James Macrander’s world seemed to be falling apart. His 12-year marriage ended. He lost his job. Then, when his Social Security benefits dried up, he became homeless.

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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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Ricky Rogers

Working Toward Healing and Self-Sufficiency

For Ricky Rogers, things never came easily. He had a hard time holding a job, he wasn’t able to focus on everyday tasks, and then there were the voices he heard. But he didn’t know what was wrong. He just knew it was seriously affecting his life.

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