Hope for a healthier future Bryan Cardis

As a healthcare provider, it’s a given that Adventist Health Sonora is committed to the health and healing of the communities we serve. But our mission calls us to go beyond that, to care for our patients as whole people — mind, body and spirit — and inspire hope for a healthier future. For Bryan Cardis, hope came in the form of a power-lift recliner.

Diagnosed with ALS earlier this year, Bryan’s ability to sit, stand and move about his Sonora home has declined significantly, negatively impacting his quality of life and threatening his ability to live independently. Families, friends and neighbors like Bryan throughout the Mother Lode deserve access to the care and resources they need to live their healthiest, fullest lives.

Bryan Cardis, left, with Welby Lo, MCD, CCC-SLP, who referred Bryan to Project HOPE

Using Project HOPE, Adventist Health Sonora’s donor-supported fund for patients in need, Bryan’s care team was able to facilitate the purchase of a power-lift recliner. This chair allows Bryan to transfer himself more easily to his wheelchair or walker and complete daily tasks independently.

“I am on a very, very fixed income, and we can’t afford things like this,” Bryan explains. “Just knowing that there are people out there who want to help has brought me hope, and that’s hard to come by for a person in my condition.”

Through your support, we can remove financial barriers for patients so they can access the care and resources they need. We can invest in bringing quality services and the latest technology to our community. We can offer hope to those who need it most. To support impactful services like Project HOPE, please consider making a gift today.

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