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.

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Healing Pathways: On the way to wellness for cancer patients in Rockford

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Having cancer can be an isolating and disorienting experience—before, during, and even after treatment. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a place to meet a friend for coffee and conversation, take an uplifting exercise class, and get support in navigating your next steps to embrace wellness? Cancer survivor Linda Huffman Jones thought so, and in… Continue Reading Healing Pathways: On the way to wellness for cancer patients in Rockford

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Why Wagons?

Monday, November 26, 2018

A special delivery was made at Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois on Friday, November 2. Two new Brady Buggy® Wagons, Leonard the Lion and Peaches the Penguin, rolled into the transitional care facility to comfort our pediatric patients with their complicated health care needs. Ben Thang, the first patient at… Continue Reading Why Wagons?