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8 GENERATIONS OF GIVING Health was a natural choice because of the many services they provided her. Just as Thompson has a legacy of caring Nick and Helen Fudo left a legacy of giving. Indeed Sandy describes Thompson as one of the charities near and dear to us. Our family is grateful for the professional care and convenience of having Thompson in our community. John and Sandy Ford are grateful for the care Sandys mother Helen Fudo received from Thompson Health. Nick and Helen FudoAs residents of Canandaigua for many years Sandy and John Ford have been longtime supporters of Thompson Health contributing to several capital campaigns including the recent breast imaging center initiative. The couples already high regard for the health system grew however after Sandys mother Helen Fudo then 88 moved to the community in 2010. As Helen underwent a series of surgeries and experienced a serious bout with pneumonia Sandy and John witnessed Thompson professionals consistently treat Helen with such warmth and respect that they always felt confident she was in good hands. The personalized attention from the staff especially on the orthopaedic wing exemplified how close-knit a community Thompson is said John a former owner of CIG Insurance in Canandaigua. Nurses and aides remembered her from each stay and made her feel welcome. She always felt appreciated as a patient whether it was for a simple blood draw ER visit or inpatient stay. Sandy agreed noting the care was thankfully far better than the care her late father Nick Fudo received from large hospitals out west during his illness a few years earlier. Our experiences at Thompson were significantly more intimate and satisfactory she said. They took very good care of her. Prior to Helens passing she asked John and Sandy for advice on selecting beneficiaries for the charitable remainder trust she and Nick had established as part of their long-term financial planning. Dad was inclined to give smaller amounts to several different organizations. Mom thought it more effective to give more substantial gifts to two or three charities that touched our family personally and where the funds could be put to use locally Sandy said. Both schools of thought make sense but in the end Mom prevailed and Thompson