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The Grateful Patient Program

Every day, members of the Avera McKennan health care team make a difference in the lives of patients and families. The Grateful Patient Program is a way to honor a caregiver and further our Gospel values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship.

Your Gift:

  • Supports life-saving technology
  • Provides innovative research
  • Offers comfort and security
  • Ensures quality care is available both today and for a lifetime

Make a gift today!

The Anderson's Story

My wife and I have been married for over 40 years and are used to sharing. But you never get used to sharing something like cancer.

In 2007, my wife, Bobette was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing extensive treatment and surgery, she was declared cancer free. But the celebration did not last long in our house. Just three years later, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. I, too, received aggressive treatment in addition to a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully, my disease is in remission.

Two cancer diagnoses within three years would be extremely difficult for any family. Thanks to the high quality care of Avera, we are enjoying healthy lives together with our loved ones.

To show our appreciation, we made a gift to support the healing mission of Avera and recognize the caregivers that made a difference in our lives.

Make a gift today!