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Dr. Sabo and Her Family Celebrate the Season of Giving Giving Back
I learned how valuable connections can be when I was just a little girl, when my family would make meals with our church for homeless folks living in nearby parks. After service, we would make sandwiches, pack them into brown bags, and then venture to the park to hand out the meals. It always felt more personal to make contact with those in need in our surrounding neighborhood. It felt like we were doing more than just providing a meal to those who were hungry. We were offering a connection. Today, I run my practice with that same philosophy. I never want patients to feel like just another case in my practice. I don’t believe in fixing a problem by throwing my education at it. Instead, I want to foster a relationship with my patients. We’re teammates on their case, and I’m committed to finding real solutions as their quarterback! On a personal note, my husband and I also believe in teaching our kids how valuable personal connections can be. Each year, my family packs Thanksgiving meals with our church for those who may not be able to afford the large feast. We assemble baskets with turkey and all the fixings, and then — just like when I was a little girl — we go out into our community to deliver the baskets on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It’s always so heartwarming to receive thanks from these families, and it’s even more powerful when we pray together. It’s one of the easiest and strongest ways to make a connection with others. We invite our new acquaintances to join us at church, but we never make them feel pressured to do so. Instead, we make sure they know there are people who are thinking of them and their families. We want them to know that we would welcome them into our community at any time of the year.
Ultimately, I hope my kids have learned how blessed we are. Often, the families we deliver Thanksgiving meals to have kids of similar ages. They are no different; they just have fallen upon hard times. Something as simple as packing and delivering a meal puts smiles on their faces, and in turn, it makes our family smile, as well. But you don’t always have to be involved with programs like this to make a difference! There are so many ways you can get involved. As a physically active family, we also like to get involved in our community in other ways. For example, each Thanksgiving, my family runs in the Turkey Trot! This Thanksgiving-morning race raises funds and nonperishable food items for local organizations. We have been participating in this event for years, and my daughter Ella and I always wear our turkey tutus for the special occasion! (Learn how you can get involved in this year’s event and help my family donate more canned goods to local food pantries on Page 3 of this newsletter!) There’s no shortage of ways to give back in our beautiful community! I feel incredibly grateful to live here, and I am blessed every day by my family, patients, friends, and staff. Thank you for everything and especially for empowering me to give back to this great community.
–Dr. Jessica Sabo
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