Healthcare Heroes: Aanya Naik

Change had been piling up in Aanya Naik’s piggy bank since she was four years old. Now 9, Aanya, whose first name means “unique” and last name means “hero,” has grown up to be just that. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, she has watched the news religiously, hoping to find a way to help. She decided that she wanted to donate her $30 in savings to Winchester Hospital.

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Life-Changing Surgery Turns to Philanthropic Honor

A few years ago, Sal Paterna of Windham,New Hampshire, wasn’t sure his wife Susan had long to live. For most of their 48 years of marriage, Susan struggled with her weight. Now her health was declining: she was battling diabetes, she had undergone two knee replacements, and her liver was starting to fail.

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