Story Posted: 2011-03-08
Grateful Patient gives back to hospital and Telemiracle
Heís been walking for about half an hour,three times a day during his lengthy stay on the unit. But on this Sunday morning, whenever he passes staff on the unit, nurses, physicians and support staff break out in cheers and applause. Itís not that
By taking the 277 steps it takes to circle the unit, Stockford is walking to raise money for Telemiracle and for St. Paulís Hospital Foundation.
ďFor Telemiracle, it just so happened that itís Telemiracle weekend, so it all goes to a good cause,Ē says Stockford as he treks around the unit, the squeak of his IV pole announcing his arrival.ďIíve been in this hospital numerous times and over quite a few months this last time, and Iíve had such excellent care from the nursing staff as well as the doctors and even the cleaning staff Iíve met treat me with such dignity that I just
Next thing, MarkStockford had raised $1,500in pledges anddonations as wellas the commitment by a corporate donor to matchthose pledges for atotal of $3,000.