Since 2003, our Spirit of Courage events have raised nearly $2 million. One hundred percent of those dollars have been donated to the Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund, providing assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This fund assists patients by paying for medications, treatments, and deductibles as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent, and gas. Without this type of help, these vulnerable members of our community would simply forgo treatment and/or medications.
Morris Sandoval, still weak and bearing the tracheostomy tube placed to help him breathe, was wheeled out of Jennie Edmundson Hospital through a double row of clapping health care providers.