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Ron Oppedisano

In January 2010, I was taken by ambulance to Resurrection Medical Center on Talcott in Chicago. Lucky for me I only live five minutes away. It was an acute situation that developed very quickly. I had a rapid heartbeat. In a matter of hours, I was diagnosed with leukemia and was started on an aggressive course of chemotherapy, which was the first of many good decisions my caregivers made.

The treatments I received were in line with what I would have been given at the largest medical institutions in the city. I know because I sought second opinions, and I came to realize that I could get the same care close to home. Our three children had been born in this hospital that is a second home for my family. My wife and children could easily visit me. The nursing care was excellent. All of the nurses were attentive to my needs and the needs of my family.

My whole life changed by this experience. Without exception when I've received care there, I've come away healed and taken care of in a personal and sensitive way. From a medical standpoint, I've always felt the care I received was topnotch. From a relationship standpoint, I've always felt there was an atmosphere of caring and concern that transcended the doctor-patient relationship.

These dedicated professionals are right in our communities. For them, healthcare is a calling they answered more than a profession they chose. It's what I believe separates Catholic healthcare from other providers.

Ron Oppedisano
Resident of Norridge since 1961
Mayor of Norridge since 2009

A charitable gift annuity is a fast and simple way to make a gift today and still enjoy a lifetime income. For more information, contact Moira McGinley, Presence Health Foundation Office of Gift Planning Services, at 312-308-3244.

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