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Humans Of Kaweah Delta

"It was difficult to hear 'I’m sorry, but your breast cancer has spread to your liver'. Just as unbearable was the realization that I would not finish the school year with my third graders. I will live the rest of my life as a cancer patient, but I have the comfort of knowing that I will not travel this road alone. Whatever may come of my treatment, I have the pride that I created four beautiful children and have a family, a team, which continues to love and support me. I will spend the rest of my life making sure everyone knows they mean the world to me.

I am thankful to have a compassionate doctor like Dr. Robert Havard Jr. at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center, who has never given up on me and continues to be encouraging. He makes me feel at ease and assures me that I don’t have to worry because he has the next step planned for me. I truly feel that I have a doctor that is on the job, all the time. Also, I am thankful for my chemotherapy nurse, Senovia Banuelos, who is wonderfully compassionate, caring and helpful." –Heidi

To read more of Heidi’s story click here.

Heidi, SRCC patient

"You look at things differently. I feel like my relationships with my family and friends got deeper and my faith got stronger. You try and find the good in the bad you had to go through. I feel very blessed." –Shelly

To read more of Shelly’s Breast Cancer Story click here.
Shelly, SRCC patient

“I'm trying to be a blessing and make a difference. That's what it's about. God let me live. I have even more compassion now.”“I'm trying to be a blessing and make a difference. That's what it's about. God let me live. I have even more compassion now.”

To read more of Susan’s Story click here.
Susan, SRCC patient

"I can't say enough about Sequoia Regional Cancer Center. They are amazing all across the board, from the front desk to the nurses and doctors. Simply amazing people. Kind, compassionate, you name it. They have the cream of the crop in there because they know how to treat people. They are just what you need in a situation like that."

To read more of Sheila’s Breast Cancer Story click here.
Sheila, SRCC patient

"I’ve worked on Mother/Baby for 13 years. When an education position came open for Mother/ Baby, it just seemed like something I would love, the best of both worlds- women’s health and the nurses I love to work with. My favorite part about being the Mother/Baby Educator is the “A-ha!” moments, when the nurse truly understands what I’m teaching. I love empowering these women with knowledge to confidently care for the patients in our specialty."

Amanda, RN
“I’m a go-getter and I do what needs to be done right away. Gradually they allowed me to go faster. I went from a 2.0 speed and 3.5 elevation on the treadmill to a 3.5 speed and 10 elevation, and that’s a good pace for me. I don’t need to go any faster. I’ve slowed down a lot since my heart attack. Going to rehab helped me learn how to do what’s best for me. Trust me, the girls at rehab taught me how to slow down and I have"
Penny, Patient

“I have always loved art and I knew I wanted to pursue something artistic, but I didn’t want to be a starving artist. I took a graphic design class in high school and enjoyed it. I really like clean lines and I believe less is more. So I took another graphic design class in college and the rest is history”

Lucy, Graphic Designer
“There are plenty of days that I feel good, and I am going to make the most of each day. My family has been there for me, and I want to be there for them.”
Victoria, Patient
"Everything that we've been through was worth it. No matter what, we'll always be here for him. He's just so loved already."
Carissa, mom to first baby born in 2018
“Whatever the need is, I’m here to help. That’s what it’s all about.”
Jesus, Interpreter Services
"The foundation really does change people’s lives. With livesaving equipment, like the helipad. It was something we needed and with the help of the foundation, it happened. We really affect people."
Andrew, Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation
"I've been here one week. I'm working for my family... taking care of them. My family keeps me going."
Anthony, Environmental Services Aide