Champions Circle Spotlight: David and Vickie Fraser

The Champions Circle is a giving society of individuals and organizations who have chosen to partner with us through a five-year pledge. David and Vickie Fraser are members of the Champions Circle.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA? 
I am a lifelong resident and was born at Orange Memorial Hospital.

HOW DID YOU FIRST ENCOUNTER ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER (APMC)?
Although my children have never been treated at Arnold Palmer Hospital, they have been treated by several of the Orlando Health specialists. I also have quite a few friends who work at Winnie [Palmer Hospital] and Arnold [Palmer Hospital].

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THE MISSION?
I was asked by Dr. Herrera-Soto to come to the Be the Difference breakfast and got to hear the stories of children and families who had been helped by the hospitals. It touched a soft spot in my heart. I know from firsthand experience (while waiting for a transplant) how tough times can be when you are dealing with a serious illness. I know the support you receive at the hospital from everyone involved is paramount.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU TO SUPPORT A PLACE LIKE ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER?
Seeing all that is done to help both patients and families at Arnold Palmer Medical Center made me want to jump on board. Knowing that not everyone has support when going through tough times and knowing the Foundation is there to help those who need it made me want to help.

Being around different doctors and members of the Foundation, plus taking the tour of the hospitals made it an easy decision to support APMC. You can “feel” the compassion and I want to be a part of that type of environment and giving.

The Champions Circle is a giving society of individuals and organizations who have chosen to partner with us through a five-year pledge of $1,000, $10,000 or $25,000 per year to support Arnold Palmer Medical Center. To learn more please contact Clay Osburne, Director of Development, at 321.843.5793 or Whitney Keilman, Development Manager, at 321.841.7028.

June 12, 2016