WhidbeyHealth donors Douglas anad Deborah Troxel with Brenden Hansen, MD and Helen Taylor
Langley residents Douglas and Deborah Troxel brought their Aloha spirit of generosity with them from Kona, Hawaii, where they live when they are not on Whidbey Island. The couple recently donated $50,000 to the WhidbeyHealth Foundation in support of the hospital and its programs.
Deborah Troxel, who is involved with the annual “Links for Life” cancer awareness golf tournament at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, was impressed when she learned about the accredited WhidbeyHealth Cancer Care program and its Medicare-certified Hospice Care program.
“It’s important to show support especially when you see that the building project is going on and what services are being offered by the hospital,” said Deborah Troxel. “We help our local hospital in Hawaii and we wanted to show our support here, too.”
But beyond their background of philanthropy, Douglas Troxel says the reality is that the couple will turn to WhidbeyHealth when they need care on Whidbey.
“Recently, I had to come to the Emergency Room, which was a good experience,” Douglas Troxel said.
“We’re getting up there in years and when we need medical help in the future we’re not going to want to wait in line for a ferry. So we decided to show our support now to help the hospital because it’s so important when living on the island.”