Not everything on this blog has to be about dentists and teeth. This post is a feel-good story about one of our very own, which left many with beautiful smiles.
In October of 2013, Chase Kemberling was diagnosed with Lymphoma and was treated at one of the best Children’s Hospitals in the country at Penn State Hershey. A long stay in a hospital through the holidays can be extremely difficult for anyone, let alone a child. Luckily for Chase, son of Keystone Industries employee Emily Kemberling, loads of generous and thoughtful people donated gifts to the hospital for the children. This brought and exuberant amount of joy to Chase, fellow patients, and everyone surrounding them.
Chase’s stay at the hospital turned out to pay-off. As of January 2014, Chase was in remission of his cancer. With such excellent news, of course Chase and his family and friends were overwhelmed with amounts of happiness. But, he made sure he would return the favor of the holiday joy he received.
Fast-forward to holiday season 2014. Chase and his brother Travis began ‘CHASE-ing A Cure’, and collected gifts for their first annual holiday toy drive. Among the numbers of good people to donate to this cause were employees at Keystone’s Gibbstown, NJ facility.
Above, see some of the pictures that captured the moments of the toys being received and given out to children at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA. The Lebanon Daily News covered the event, and posted a photo gallery online for your viewing pleasure. The local CBS21 covered it for TV as well.
To keep up-to-date with CHASE-ing A Cure, check out their Facebook page!
We hope everyone has a Happy Holiday and wonderful New Year!