Donor & Patient Stories

A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age: Lyvia’s Story

Adjusting to life with a newborn typically entails parents welcoming their new family member while also trying to get enough sleep, managing late-night feedings, and often balancing working full-time.

A Step-By-Step Approach to Recovery

Sometimes the best way to say thank you is with a small gesture. For Jim Oliphant and his wife Barbara, of Kennerdell, PA, their thank-you gesture was delivered to the staff at the UPMC Cardiac Rehab

Retired Doctor Remains Focused on Foundation’s Mission

40 years ago, Dr. James E. Knarr had a vision. He left behind city life to begin his oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Franklin, PA. He arrived with not just his medical credentials, but his

Ashley Sheffer, Growing With Her Community

Ashley Sheffer might be a young professional, but she is a seasoned veteran when it comes making a difference in the Venango County.

New Equipment Treats Patients With Chronic Pain

Barry Cressman, of Titusville, suffering from chronic back and knee pain, was steered to the new technology used by Dr. Kyle Shilk at UPMC Northwest. He asked the physician to perform radiofrequency a

Champion Supporters, Champion Donors

When it comes to supporting the Northwest Hospital Foundation, it is a slam dunk for The Honorable H. William (Bill) White and former Pennsylvania State Senator Mary Jo White of Oil City, PA.

Rebekah Deal, Steps Up Her Support

Rebekah Deal is not just quick on her feet. She’s quick to help those grieving, quick to embrace her community, and quick to support the efforts of the Northwest Hospital Foundation.