CONTACT US! Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley Paul Homick, President (330) 729-1180 250 DeBartolo Place, Suite 2560 Youngstown, OH 44512 12426YOULTR (5-19) CHARLIE FOUND EVERYTHING HE NEEDED TO BEAT HEAD AND NECK CANCER, CLOSE TO HOME Charlie Coleman was brushing his teeth when he first noticed an odd spot in his mouth. A few months later, a lump appeared on his neck under his jaw. A biopsy confirmed Charlie had cancer. As if cancer wasn’t enough to worry about, he was afraid of losing his job if he had to travel over an hour away for radiation and chemotherapy. But because of you and your donations, Charlie got topnotch treatment right here in Youngstown from Mercy Health’s Cancer Center. Everything Charlie needed was close to home. Over several months of cancer care, he had PET scans, CT scans, biopsies, a feeding tube inserted and later removed, near daily chemotherapy and radiation, and visits with his oncologists. Charlie is grateful to donors for providing the services that attacked his cancer. “Technology is expensive, but it saves lives,” he said. “I’m thankful for the state-of- the-art facilities here in the immediate area. I got the same quality of treatment without having to travel to places like Pittsburgh or Cleveland. ” “If I had to seek treatment somewhere else, I may have had to retire from my job,” Charlie added. Instead, he was able to keep working or worked from home through most of his cancer battle. Which made finances one less thing he had to be concerned about. After the last radiation session, Charlie celebrated the end of his cancer treatments surrounded by his wife, daughter, sisters and his Cancer Center team. “They have a big bell in the lobby, and you get to ring the bell when you finish,” Charlie explained. “All my family came in. It was cool!” Because you give to Mercy Health’s world-class cancer care right here in the Mahoning Valley, Charlie was able to keep working throughout his cancer treatment. You can use your will for good in your community. Make your legacy one of hope, healing and caring. Ask us how you can add simple language to include a gift to Mercy Health. Call us at (330) 729-1189 or email Your will continues your legacy of generosity Send your gift to the Foundation in the enclosed envelope Call us. We’d love to talk with you! Make your donation online today at What you can do today! COVELLI CENTRE Registration: 8 a.m. 10K or 2 mile run/walk: 10 a.m. Kids run: 11:30 a.m. SAVE THE DATE!