- Meet Consumers/Patients
Bolstering the Community that Supports Us
We at Oley are so grateful for the generous outpouring of support for our community. Your gifts allow Oley to focus on providing critical medical information and coordinating peer connections, rather than continually having to ask for more funding.
We are inspired by members like Dale and Martha Delano who not only give generously throughout the year, but also maximize their donation by accessing a matching gift program from Dale’s former employer, and are members of Oley’s Horizon Society. We recently asked Dale and Martha what motivates their actions. Their response:
“We have strong reasons for our financial commitment to Oley. We want to support a community for those who have conditions like Dale’s so they can benefit from each other’s experiences, and we want medical professionals to work cooperatively to help address our challenges. We feel that Oley does both of these things remarkably efficiently and effectively, as well as disseminating information via conferences, the Internet, and publications.
“Further, we find it tremendously empowering to get support from and share experiences with others who have similar medical issues. For all of these reasons we want Oley to continue to thrive.
“There are many good causes out there that one’s donations can support, and we all make our choices, but Oley definitely earns ours.”
In this spirit, we ask you to join us in building a firm financial foundation for Oley. You are invited to make a donation online at https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/sforms/appeal667/Contribute.aspx. Many thanks for your support!
Dale developed Crohn’s disease as a young man, has had several intestinal surgeries, has an ileostomy, and has been on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) every night for over twenty-one years. Even so, he says his health is remarkable, “thanks to caring and skilled doctors, supportive suppliers, my caring and committed wife, Martha, and the Oley Foundation.” He and Martha have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren who have enriched their lives.
LifelineLetter, May/June 2014