John Friesen - Owens Healthcare

John Friesen and Owens LogoSeveral years ago, the Foundation received a gift from John and Patty Friesen after their youngest son, Jaxon, was a patient at Mercy Redding. Once the family returned home with their son, John felt inspired to give back. He said it was always on his “to do” list but now rather than being something he “should do” it became an emotion of gratitude. The Friesen gift was used to purchase glider rockers for each room in the Pediatric Department as well as toys for future patients to enjoy.

Acting as the philanthropic arm of Mercy Medical Center Redding, Mercy Foundation North strives to create a culture of philanthropy within our organization. There is no better gift than one that is received from a grateful patient. This is a gift made from the heart.