Jack DiBartolo, left, and John
Jack is back playing sports. Margaret is cancer-free and raising her son. Maureen is traveling to her heart’s content. All thanks to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
As Americans gather around Thanksgiving tables to share gratitude for the harvest, many reflect as well on their good fortune. Some, like the families of Jack, Margaret, and Maureen, express thanks through giving to an organization that benefited them. Here’s how Cooley Dickinson Hospital — your community hospital — made a difference for these grateful patients.
, a sophomore at Northampton High School, broke his collarbone during lacrosse season last spring. He went to Cooley Dickinson’s Emergency Department with his father, John, and received treatment quickly and compassionately. Jack and John were so pleased with the care they went back weeks later to thank Jack’s nurse, Emma Dragon. Today, Jack is back on the field playing football. John, his coach and biggest fan, cheers him on.
Margaret Bowrys watches as her son,
Rain, demonstrates a dance move
When Margaret Bowrys
learned that she had cancer — a colonoscopy to rule out Crohn’s disease found a large tumor — her son Rain was 5 years old. The first thing she said to the doctor was, “I’m going to live a long time to be my son’s mother.” Margaret is grateful she received her treatment locally and was able to continue to care for her son. Now, Margaret revels that Rain, now in seventh grade, is a pretty amazing hip-hop dancer.
When Maureen Armstrong
and her husband Lee retired, their top priority was to travel as much as they could. But with Maureen’s failing hip and knee, traveling took a back seat to pain. Maureen had her joints replaced at Cooley Dickinson’s Joint Replacement Center one year apart. After rehabilitation got her up and running, Maureen now travels with Lee nearly four months out of the year. On the move again, Maureen and Lee are not looking back.
Maureen Armstrong, with husband Lee,
is grateful for joint replacement surgery
that has enabled the Armstrongs to resume
their post-retirement priority: traveling
As you approach this season of gratitude, please consider giving to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, knowing that your gift will support the compassionate, high-quality care that Cooley Dickinson Hospital consistently provides to your family, friends, and neighbors.