Lori Chamberlain is continuing a family history of giving back to the STEGH community, truly leaving a legacy of care.
Born and raised in St. Thomas, Lori has had many occasions to seek care from or visit a loved one at STEGH over her life. When she thinks about those times, she has positive memories and warm thoughts, “STEGH has had a positive impact on my life,” she explains.
“I am very grateful to have such an excellent hospital in our city. It is an important and vital part of our community.”
For many years Lori learned about the hospital and its impact on the community, from young and old and near and far across the region. Her father, Larry Smith, served as a volunteer board member for the hospital and a fundraising committee member for many years. This type of personal commitment is an important part of ensuring the heartfelt care everyone in our community deserves. When Larry helped raise funds for the atrium expansion project, he was part of a community of dedicated volunteers who knew the experience patients and families have at the hospital is so important. Together, they brought that new experience to light and now today, Lori is also giving back.
Now that I am a retired teacher, I have time to give back to my community, and supporting our wonderful hospital is certainly a good way to do it,” Lori says, reflecting on the importance of giving back. Now, Lori and her husband have worked with their financial advisor to update their Will to leave a legacy gift for community care. “Leaving a legacy gift to the hospital is something we feel passionately about.”