Guardian Angel Gifts

The Guardian Angel program provides former patients and their families with a unique way to recognize a Sequoia physician, nurse, housekeeper, volunteer, chaplain or other staff member who made a special difference during their visit or stay.

With their tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, donors can name their own Sequoia Hospital Guardian Angel, while also giving to support Sequoia’s life-saving work.

The Foundation is honored to recognize Sequoia’s Guardian Angels by presenting them with a card informing them of the donor’s thoughtful gift as well as a custom pin to wear, designating them as a special member of Sequoia’s Community of Caring. Donors and their Angels will be invited to a special reception in their honor held annually at the hospital.

A complete listing of all individuals and departments recognized as Guardian Angels is on display in Sequoia Hospital's Girdlestone Lobby on the Foundation's electronic donor display. This listing may also be downloaded from the link to the right.

Recent patients will receive a mailing inviting them to designate a Guardian Angel. Guardian Angel gifts may also be made by recent patients using the "Donate Now" button above.

The Marathe Family

 Jennifer and I started our family a little later in life. Today we’re blessed to have two beautiful healthy daughters.  Juniper and Maren were both born at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital but their births were very different. With our first daughter, we were out to dinner when Jen’s water broke.  It wasn’t for another 62 hours until Juniper was born. We were at Sequoia for a total of six days! The care we received was exceptional and I was moved to find a way to express my gratitude and give back.  In time, I joined the Sequoia Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors where I serve as an advocate in supporting the hospital’s work.

More recently, the birth of our second daughter was much faster. After her delivery, however, Maren stopped breathing.  It was one of the longest minutes of either Jen’s life or my own until she came back to us.  It was an awful feeling, but just as it had been with Juniper’s birth, the amount of love and care that we found at Sequoia Hospital during the birth of our second daughter was something that was really special to our family.

I’ve been with the San Francisco Forty-Niners for a long time and I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of a lot of winning teams. In football terms everybody has good athletes and good coaches but when everything comes together there’s something magical about it that you just can’t put your finger on. That’s what Jennifer and I felt each time we were at Sequoia.

Both of our births could have gone so differently. We are grateful to Sequoia for giving us our family!

-Paraag Marathe