Patient and Donor Testimonials

Pat and Dawn Butler

For Whom The Bell Tolls

What began as a dream for cancer survivor and Mercy nurse Dawn Butler and her husband Pat, now hangs as a true beacon of hope for patients and their families on their journey with cancer. 

Read the emotional story behind The Sound of Hope >

Morgan Madruga, Merced City Firefighters

In This Family, No One Fights Alone

Merced City Firefighters Local 1470 embody the spirit of philanthropy through their gifts of time, leadership, and generous support of the Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center.

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Dr. Mark Wagner

Meet Dr. Mark Wagner

Dr. Wagner's heart for community, passion for his profession, and generous support of the Mercy Foundation keep Mercy Medical Center moving forward to deliver compassionate, high-quality health care services. 

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 Carol Madruga Portrait

Building Community

An Associate Member Spotlight: Carol Madruga

 Carol's passion for creating community among colleagues was instrumental in the creation of Mercy Foundation's employee giving group, Spirit Boosters.

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Barry and Jeanne McAuley

Jeanne & Barry McAuley: Making Opportunities for Merced

Steadfast optimism fuels their passion and reminds us that we are a community that works together for quality health care delivery. 

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Ric Kirby

Ric Kirby: Focused, Strategic, Patient

Ric's quiet perseverance in giving is fueled by his enthusiasm and passion for the quality of health care in Merced.

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Don and Betty Stewart

And I Think to Myself: What a Wonderful World

Learn of Don and Betty Stewart's journey with the Mercy Foundation.

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Katie and Phil Favier

Passing Things On is a Way of Life

    Katie and Phil Faviers' passionate story of support and hope for Mercy Foundation.

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Marilyn Reese

A Woman on the Go

Marilyn Reese, a gem in the Mercy Foundation's family, and her passion for elevating health care in Merced.

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Deborah Durbin, RN and her husband Stan

Forever Grateful

 A wife's heartfelt thanks to Mercy Medical Center for the compassionate end of life care for her husband.

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Patient in new infusion chair

  New Chairs, More Comfort

The Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center receives 7 brand-new infusion chairs.

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