Lexington, KY. —
After three days a week of intense physical, occupational and speech therapy on an outpatient basis, following her stay at the hospital, Loveless is now about eight months out of the program and “is thriving,” according to Feltner — and yes, dancing once again.
The telethon typically raises around $300,000 for Cardinal Hill’s mission, treating patients of all ages, though Richardson noted that number has sometimes dipped in a down economy. That said, “We’ve been blessed that it’s stayed consistent,” she said, noting that the swoons are generally balanced by stronger years.
Phone numbers will be made available all day on the telethon for people to call and make donations to help others like Campbell and Loveless make the long journey back from a seemingly dark place. Those interested can also donate online at www.cardinalhill.org. Funds raised will be used to provide programs and direct patient care. The hospital’s goal is to achieve maximum independence for each patient.
To learn more about the 42nd-annual Cardinal Hill Telethon Celebration or how to donate, call 859-254-5701, ext. 5602.