Last year, Credit Valley Hospital saved Michele Darling’s life. Already a dedicated volunteer and donor, Michele’s health scare last year reinforced for her how important it is to have leading specialists and equipment here in our own backyard.
“If it were not for Dr. Grossman, who was able to diagnose an extremely rare syndrome, I would have died within a week. Instead, I am here for my family, healthy and more determined than ever to devote more time and resources to ensure this world class hospital can continue to save lives,” she says. “I want to give back to this amazing place which we are so fortunate to have in our own backyard.”
Michele is the driver behind the Women With Drive golf event planned for 2011, a Board member and passionate advocate for the hospital. Last year, Michele and her husband, Michael Eagan, donated $250,000 towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“There are things that happen in this hospital that touch your heart,” Michele says. “I had such a moment recently when I was visiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There were so many tiny, fragile babies there. Then one mother arrived because this was finally the day she was going to bring her little one home. There was such joy – and relief. And I was so happy that in some small way, our gift helped to make that happen, just as it hopefully would for the other infants in that room.”