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16 Years of Generosity


For the 16th consecutive year, the Callaway family from Dexter, N.M. delivered new toys to Covenant Children’s.

The Callaway family became part of the Covenant Children’s family when their daughter Lindsey was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1998. In January 2001, Lindsey lost her battle with cancer at the age of 16. During Lindsey’s stay, the staff of Covenant Children’s grew close to the Callaway family, recognizing the significant impact Lindsey had on everyone.

After her death, Lindsey’s family and friends talked about the countless hours she had spent in the hospital and what could be done to make the stay for children and their families less “hospital-like.”

Since 2001, Rick and Tracy Callaway, with the help of friends and family, have donated nearly $400,000 worth of toys and monetary contributions to the children’s hospital in honor of Lindsey.

Jessie Callaway, Lindsey’s sister, was truly moved by the kind and caring staff, which provided a great example of the compassionate care that makes up the heart of Covenant Children’s. Jessie made it a personal goal to become a pediatric nurse after experiencing firsthand what a difference they make in the world. In the fall of 2011, this dream became a reality as Jessie joined the staff at Covenant Children’s.

This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please seek medical advice from your physician for any related medical condition. If you are in need of a primary care doctor, click here to find one in the Covenant Health network.

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