Touching Lives

Patients tell their special stories

Throughout the OSF Ministry, we’re blessed to witness different types of miracles every day. Some are major medical triumphs, others are simple moments of joy when we’re able to make a patient smile. We invite you to explore the stories made possible by the generous gifts we receive from our faithful supporters. You’ll find examples and confirmation of the hope, faith, generosity, and inspiration that exist here at OSF.

Amelia

A Mother’s Journey

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Our miracle family story is not the typical story that is shared, but one I believe should be. Our daughter Amelia Irene Grady was born on January 4, 2016 and died on February 4 the same year. If you had asked me then to tell her story I would not have considered using the word… Continue Reading A Mother’s Journey

A Dream of Giving Back

Friday, September 28, 2018

Back in 1983, a teenager from Walnut, Illinois, made a promise to himself. Don King was not yet 20 years old and making just $4.25 per hour. His wife and newborn son were in the hospital in Peoria, fighting to keep alive the dream of their new family. After weeks of worry and prayer, a… Continue Reading A Dream of Giving Back