Impact Stories

Your contributions to Sun Health Foundation support the enhancement of superior health and wellbeing in our community. Because of passionate donors like you, many lives have changed for the better. Meet some of the community members whose lives were forever impacted thanks to the generosity of our community.


For a family in the West Valley, having the medical care they needed near their home meant the world to them. A year ago, Jay, the father of the family, was diagnosed with gastric cancer.

Joanne Sheehy

Joanne was astonished to learn the care she needed was right here in the West Valley, close to home. The results were life-changing! Joanne recovered beautifully from her anterior hip replacement, a state-of-the-art procedure performed with advanced medical equipment and surgical expertise.

Bob Colli

Bob’s cancer treatment options included minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery – advanced technology that was made possible by the generosity of the community.

Mike Campbell

Compassion, comfort and confidence were hallmarks of the care Mike Campbell, a local pastor and Sun City resident, received when COVID-19 led to a 32-day hospital stay at Banner Boswell Medical Center. From the moment he entered the hospital’s Emergency Department, Mike knew he was in the right place. “The new Emergency Department hadn’t opened […]

Dolores and Dutch Svoboda

Dancing to the Rhythm of Superior Health Care This story is shared in memory of Dolores Svoboda. May her legacy live on for generations. Dolores and Dutch Svoboda danced together as kids. 80 plus years later, they’re still dancing, even if it’s more with their hearts than with their feet these days. After running a […]

Stacey Lester and Deb Kling

From giving birth to receiving women’s diagnostic care at Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell medical centers, Stacey and mom Deb are among the generations of families who say these services are a gift to the community.

Roger and Audrey Mullhollen

Audrey’s adventures would not be possible without the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics at Banner Del E. Webb.

Ralph and Marjorie Behrens

The Behrens’ consistent support to Sun Health Foundation over the years is a meaningful reminder that every gift matters and every gift makes a difference.

Sandy Foell

Sandy was volunteering for Sun Health Foundation when she got the news that she needed a major surgery. The exceptional care she received meant the world to her.

Doris Westrack

At 84 years old, Doris was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having world-class services in her backyard helps her continue to tackle and treat her condition.

Shirley Frizell

When Shirley’s husband Bill was diagnosed with dementia and started to lose independence, she leaned on Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator Program.

Sandra Forsey

When Sandra’s mother’s health started to decline, she had to figure out what to do next and where to turn. Luckily, she discovered Sun Health’s Memory Care Navigator program.

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