Lasting Gifts

April 29, 2015

John Herber (back row, center) with his family.

ST. LOUISJohn Herber gives to Mercy Health Foundation because he’s grateful Mercy has provided quality, compassionate health care anytime his family has needed it.

He watched his mother battle - and beat – cancer. And his father received "exceptional" care from Mercy physicians for a recent stroke

Herber has had two surgeries and welcomed two children into the world at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He's appreciative of the coaching and care the doctors and nurses provided to his wife and children, and to him – a nervous dad.

When Herber's sister gave birth to a healthy baby boy, things didn’t go quite as smoothly. Severe complications left her in the ICU for 18 days. Through two life-saving surgeries, family members, doctors, nurses and the Mercy team remained by her side. Her care team supported the family during their three-week stay as she slowly improved. Herber and his family attribute the wonder of her son’s healthy birth and her subsequent healing to Mercy’s skill, compassion and dedication to service.

The Sisters of Mercy devoted themselves to this legacy of care more than 185 years ago and their mission has become the cornerstone of Mercy’s approach to helping the community. What started as a focus on women and children quickly evolved into offering comprehensive services – from birth to the end of life – for all patients and their families.

Herber's hope is that Mercy will be able to provide decades of healing for families just like his. With the community's generosity, his wish will become a reality.

For more information on how to give, please visit the Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis page.

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