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Posted by Randy on 2014/1/7 7:33:34 (277 reads) News by the same author

The Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation has received the largest gift ever in it's eight year history.

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“We need to take care of ourselves first before we can expect others to do it for us.”

These are the words from the late Katherine LaVerne Moorhead as she was administering her estate plans. It’s obvious that she had given this much thought. It’s a statement that speaks volumes about the person Katherine was: determined, strong-willed and decisive. Yes, those personal traits were vital in her completing many Thomas Kinkade puzzles during her lifetime, but Katherine’s heart and mind went well beyond an enigma in a box.

So what do Katherine’s words mean? It’s a powerful message to remember that as humans we should never sit back, take life for granted and wait for others to address our needs with their contributions of labor and finances. Instead, we need to be ready to step up and take action in hopes that others will follow our lead.

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Katherine Moorhead was born and raised in Mercer County, where she was educated. She married Max Moorhead and enjoyed a fulfilling career. The couple resided on a dairy farm, and together they owned and operated the Princeton Photographic Studio for more than 20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Moorhead left the farm and moved to Trenton in the early 1980s to be closer to necessary health care services. This is where they would spend the rest of their lives. Max died in January 2000, bringing an end to a wonderful marriage and union. As Katherine aged she began to realize even more the importance of quality health care, and that became very important to her with each and every year of her life. She credited Wright Memorial Hospital for providing comfort for her later years of life. In return she decided she wanted to help prolong the lives of others by including the hospital foundation in her planned giving.

Mrs. Moorhead died last November at age 95, but her legacy will live on for generations to come. With Katherine’s continual reliance on the care and services of Wright Memorial Hospital, she created a gift of $120,000 that will forever benefit the hospital and the citizens of a region she loved dearly.

“The Foundation is very appreciative of Mrs. Moorhead’s willingness to think about the health care needs of others,” said Matt Osterthun, Foundation Development Officer for Wright Memorial Hospital. “This is a prime example of what people can do for the future of our region. Wright Memorial was extremely vital in Katherine’s life, so this was her way to give thanks to an institution she relied on while ensuring that Trenton and the surrounding communities are in good hands from a health care perspective.”

This planned gift given to the WMH Foundation, is the largest donation ever received in its eight-year history.

“Katherine has just inserted herself into a part of history when it comes to giving to the hospital,” Osterthun said. “These dollars are going to save many lives for years to come, and I hope that Katherine’s gesture will serve as an inspiration to others to do the same for our health care facility. Although I never knew Mrs. Moorhead, it is inspiring for an individual to recognize the importance of our hospital and the future needs of the region, while at the same time drawing upon her financial and legal family to make certain her wishes were honored after her death.”

Osterthun encourages others to make plans like Mrs. Moorhead. At the same time he advises persons to visit with an attorney, just as Mrs. Moorhead did.

“This world needs more caring individuals like Katherine Moorhead,” he said. “We hope that her story and gift to Wright Memorial Hospital will be an inspiration to others.”

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