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Donors are the heart of VCCF. Some have been inspired by the care they received as patients of Stanford Health Care — ValleyCare.
See how their compelling personal experiences led them to support our ongoing mission.  

Donor Stories


Jyothikaa Ramann

Jyothikaa Ramann

“Hi! My name is Jyothikaa Ramann, a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School. While other little girls were obsessed with princesses, floppy pink dresses, and makeup, I have always gravitated towards a plastic stethoscope and fake bandages to play pretend doctor with my “injured” parents. Even then I was attracted to the idea of helping people. Hospitals, hospices, and senior homes; wherever I go, I am always attracted to making a difference in lives. I have always told myself, ‘Remember the power to change the world is in your hands; use it!’  I have dived deeper with a passion for service. My empathy and dedication for service has only grown, and I saw firsthand how service can change a person and impact any ordinary person to flourish into so much more and make a difference of their own.

“As I grew, so did my passion and drive to make a change. I wanted to help give others the hope and strength to move forward to tomorrow. This was the power of medicine that pulled me, the ultimate gift of saving a life. From then on, I have aimed to make a difference for patients and their loved ones through medicine and health care. As I go on, my goals and passions are dedicated to serve as a doctor. I have made meaningful connections and ties with this honorable way of service and life. From interacting with patients and showing empathy and compassion to people in need, I give to make a true difference in all lives, from hospitals to clinics to aid in catastrophes across the Bay Area.

“Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, I have realized even though I am not physically present, I will continue to make an impact, helping patients and my role models, our healthcare heroes to fight. I have donated my full proceeds of my tutoring lessons from academics, violin lessons and from other jobs to Stanford Valley Care, who resonate my goals and passion of service towards health care. I will continue to donate and stand beside them through this crisis and into the future. Being an aspiring doctor, I will NEVER STOP my service and dedication to medicine and to the people, because one day I'll be someone's hope and someone's HERO.”

Jyothikaa Ramann