Now grown and in different cities and states, Stephanie’s children no longer receive care here, but her commitment to helping those who do remains just as steadfast.
As a member of her neighborhood Kindervelt chapter, our largest fundraising auxiliary, Stephanie helped raise funds for a Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center, a dedicated space in our emergency department for patients and their families seeking immediate care and mental health support.
“Kids in mental health crisis need calm, and you can’t find that in a traditional emergency room setting,” Stephanie says. “I saw how important that was. Being able to have private rooms that aren’t right next to someone with appendicitis or a broken bone is huge, because they don’t need the same kind of care.”
Stephanie was so proud to be a part of that project and wanted to continue to support Cincinnati Children’s. So she connected with our Legacy Planning team to learn how she could use her estate plan to continue making an impact on this important work after her lifetime.
“Having been on this journey with two kids and watching the pain and suffering and struggles, I just want to help other families in the same spot,” she says. “And the gift from my estate will help me make the biggest impact on mental healthcare that I can.”