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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


Meghana Nuthi

Meghana Nuthi


“There are a lot of young people today who feel they have a sense of immunity against this virus because they are not over the age of 65. They continue to make bad choices that are putting them and others in harm's way. As a teenager, I understand that this is a drastic adjustment, but people are dying. The virus doesn’t care about your age, gender, race, or health. It’s a threat to everyone. It surprised me how young people could go to the beach or hang out with their friends at the park while healthcare professionals around the globe sacrificed their health so they could help others. They are not able to hug their children because they are afraid they might have come in contact with the virus. Yet people continue to disregard what they are doing. I wanted to show healthcare workers that there are young people who understand the severity of this virus, that there are young people who understand what they are sacrificing, and that we are grateful. And that we care about them, just like they care about us.”


“My name is Meghana Nuthi, and I’m a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School. During this pandemic, I have raised over $1,500 to help support my cause. I have used this money to buy bagels and coffee for healthcare workers who are on the front lines. I delivered these goodies to local hospitals and my remaining funds to ValleyCare.

“Thank you for all that you are doing during this difficult time, and thank you for being our healthcare heroes!”

♥ Meghana Nuthi