• Happy Holidays!
  • Are you in the midst of holiday preparations, struggling to keep up to the standards that you think you kept many years ago? Such stress is enough to take the pleasure out of this "happy season" for many of us. If "stressed" is the word that best describes your life these days may we offer a suggestion? Pull up your favorite chair, elevate your feet and relax for a few minutes while you get ready to read this month's newsletter. Take a nice slow, deep breath in, and then breathe out slowly through pursed lips. Be sure to drop those tense shoulders. Put yourself first on that gift list, making your own sense of peace, relaxation and quiet your number one priority.
  • While you were busy buying gifts to put under that tree, many of you also remembered to make a gift to PERF, which helps us continue in our efforts to help others with respiratory disease. Our grateful thanks go to: Dr. Vernon Read, and Freda Standeford for their donations for research. Gladys Mollison, Sharon & Vince Foster, and an anonymous donation in memory of Walter Hirschland, for the Chair in the Rehabilitative Sciences. Shirley Brunmeir made her donation to the Chair in memory of her son, Christopher Tinnon. Other memorial donations were from Tom Burrows for Doris, Bev Purdum for Bill, Rodney Norris for Penny, Peter Williams for his son, Keith, Jean Krenicki for Lillian Fay, Pat Ternstrom in memory of Staci, Jeanne Barton in memory of Dick, James Lynch in memory of his wife, Mary. Georgia Cline in memory Andy, and Barbara White in memory of Harry Holcomb, Chuck Gaynor, George Richey and Lil Faye, Nancy Moore in memory of Glen, Jeanne Rife in memory of John, as well as Genny Schaniel who made her donation in honor of her "3 HH sisters." (Thanks, Gen!)
  • Mary spends special thanks to Dave Nelson and Linda Burns for their very generous donation to PERF in her honor. She also sends humble thanks to Denise Giambalvo, RN, MN, Marge Spitzel, RN, MN, Billie Gaynor and C.Alopari for their donations, also made in her honor.
  • Very special thanks are also in order for Alvin Grancell, Dr. Tom Petty, Dr. & Mrs. Rich Casaburi, Jeanne Rife, Pete Pettler, Dr. Brian Tiep, Mary Burns, Alvin & Jean Hughes, and Barbara Borak, who not only donate their time to PERF, as members of the Board of Directors, but who also make generous financial contributions. They believe in PERF!
  • Thanks also to Audrey Samardich, Dick & Ann Wentink, Rose Shields, Priscilla Mills, Warren Mittelholz, Lloyde Livingstone, Peggy Dupont, G. Salvador, Irene Peterson, Mickee Heumann, Alrene Geer, John Hill, Wayne Chinen, Virginia Brown, Sharon Foster, Buckley Walsh, Ann Little, Don Murphy, Yolanda Weiss, Betty Hoffmeier, Leslie Fortin, Shelby Webb, Robert Zerfing. Dwain Essig, Elizabeth Krantz, Ted & Ginny Von Goerlitz, Lois Abrams, John Reifel, Whitney Sponsler, Francis Scilley, Ron & Marion Littlefair, Linda Deighna, Phyllis Riker, Paul Selecky, MD, Gerald Sandman, Dale & Doris Thompson, Marilyn Holocher and Joyce Strickland. And very, very special thanks to Reta Long!