Volunteers

Jun 28, 2017

Pet Patrol Visit Brings Joy to Family During Difficult Time

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - 2:31 PM in Volunteers

         

Despite the loss of his father, a family member tells Mercy Volunteer Services that Pet Patrol volunteer Lisa Carter and her dog Riley brought joy to him and his family.

Mercy Pet Patrol Canton Ohio - Lisa Carter and dog Riley

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Apr 26, 2017

From Heart Attack Survivor to Patient Ambassador, Volunteer Todd Hall Says, 'Every Day Is a Blessing.'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM in Ambassadors , Volunteers

         

It all happened so fast and without warning. Last June, before he could even draw his first monthly pension from Lockheed Martin, Todd Hall suffered a major heart attack necessitating emergency quintuple bypass surgery and later a defibrillator implant. Although he still wonders how many times he can cheat death, Todd, now a Mercy Heart Center volunteer and patient ambassador, says, "I've come to the conclusion that it's simply not my time yet, and I'm going to keep on enjoying life. Every day is a blessing."

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Jan 20, 2017

Volunteer Wins TimkenSteel Scholarship, Considers Future in Politics

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 - 11:33 AM in Volunteers

         

Eli Abboud, a Mercy Gift Shop volunteer and senior at Jackson High School, believes in the power of positive human interaction. He considers it not only fun, but also a great way to live life. Eli plans to take this philosophy and his experience to a new level this fall as a business and economics major, thanks to a TimkenSteel scholarship.

Eli Abboud Jackson High School 2017 - Mercy Canton Ohio Gift Shop Volunteer

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Aug 17, 2016

Healthy 4 Life Camp for Kids Invests in Northeast Canton Community

Posted by Sister Carolyn Capuano on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 - 2:03 PM in Community Outreach , Volunteers

         

"The children were behaved, very inquisitive, and willing to share stories about their family. Many of them already knew about good nutrition because they were learning similar information in school, which was so exciting to hear." — Tracia Wellman, Mercy Mission Outreach

Healthy4Life Camp 2016, northeast Canton Ohio

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Jun 27, 2016

Cancer Survivor Nancy Whitaker: In 1965, 'My Life Changed Forever'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 - 1:43 PM in Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

There are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and Mercy Cancer Center is grateful to be a part of the advancements in cancer care that help people live longer, fuller lives after a cancer diagnosis.

canton ohio cancer survivor nancy whitaker - 1965 - ovarian cancer

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Feb 15, 2016

Mercy Peer Visitors Help Guide New Stroke Survivors

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM in Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

Mercy Peer Visitors giving hope and encouragement to stroke patients at the hospital. The program was created by Mercy therapists who felt new stroke patients would find encouragement from others who already experienced the journey through stroke recovery.

"[People who've never had a stroke] have no idea how difficult it is to be a stroke patient. [Peer visitors] learn how to best offer encouragement.” ~ Tammy Guildoo, stroke survivor and peer visitor

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Dec 17, 2015

Open Arms and Hearts: Greek Woman, Family Find Home in Canton & at Mercy

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 - 1:59 PM in Community Outreach , Employees , Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

Once a lonely young immigrant from Greece, Lily Janidas has lived in Follansbee, W. Va., Marion, Ind., and Steubenville, Ohio. For many years now, she has called Stark County home, and she and her oldest son consider Mercy to be family.

Canton Mercy St Paul Square Greek Family 2015

 

Guest post by Mary Beth Breda, Mercy Volunteer Services Coordinator

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Nov 19, 2015

Mercy Service League: Keepers of the Mercy Medical Center Mission

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM in Ambassadors , Mercy Development Foundation , Volunteers

         

The roots of Mercy Service League run deep, and the group's history has a direct lineage from Mercy's founders, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine.

Learn more about becoming a member of Mercy Service League >>

Historical Mercy Service League Check Presentation, Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio

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Sep 22, 2015

Mercy Rosary Makers Craft Physical Reminders of Faith for Hope, Comfort

Posted by Sister Carolyn Capuano on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM in Volunteers

         

Helping people through difficult times is what the Rosary Makers at Mercy are all about. Patients who receive the rosaries often feel a sense of warmth and comfort knowing that the rosaries were made to spiritually support the healing process.

Rosary Maker Volunteers at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio

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Sep 01, 2015

Mercy Volunteer Anjali Ta: 'Teens Don't Get Volunteer Options Like This Elsewhere'

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 9:47 AM in Volunteers

         

In addition to providing experience in a health-care setting for a teen with dreams of becoming a family doctor, Mercy Volunteer Services has also given Anjali Ta an outlet for her skills in writing and music, too.

Anjali Ta - teen volunteer - mercy medical center, canton, ohio - 2015

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