I write in a follow-up letter to explain why I want to start The Rock Falls Clinic and The Rock Falls Clinic School of Nursing [original letter, “Vision includes growth for Rock Falls, Sterling,” The Reader’s Voice, April 5].
I was born with a severe birth defect and had to undergo many surgeries until my college years were over. My birth defect was called a bilateral cleft palate and clefted upper lip.
I have tried facing the challenges in my life with courage. I worked in the journalism field and held onto my dream to honor all the outstanding doctors and nurses.
That is also why I, through a firm I have started called Schweiz Capital Holdings Ltd., wish to start the process of planning to build The Rock Falls Clinic and The Rock Falls Clinic School of Nursing. To begin the process, a fundraising committee has been organized.
I hope to do fundraising and solicit donations of $5 to $10 from each donor to establish a firm financial foundation. An announcement will come in the near future about how I and the committee plan to do the fundraising and where donations may be sent.
I hope to give children who suffer birth defects and illnesses of many kinds a brighter future. I feel the community is a solid place to live and work. I feel it is a good way to bring a world-class health care facility for children and to educate future nurses and nurse practitioners.
Building a hospital for treating children’s illnesses would bring good jobs and good wages to Rock Falls and Sterling. Plus, student athletes would have access to a high-quality sports medicine clinic.
In my junior college years, I considered going to medical school, but now I feel I can do something more unique. These two institutions would offer a high-quality education for today’s future health care professionals.