September 10, 2015
CLIENT HIGHLIGHT: TONY
In 25 years, MANNA has provided nourishment to nearly 15,000 different clients all with unique stories and at all different walks of life. Illness does not discriminate against age, race or gender. The meal program and nutrition counsel ensure better healthcare outcomes to those we serve. From exclusively serving the HIV/AIDS population to expanding in 2007 and reaching clients with 60+ different illnesses, we have made a real impact in the Greater Philadelphia area. Telling our client’s stories is one of the highlights of celebrating 25 years.
Meet Tony, a current MANNA client, loving husband, father of four and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Tony has renal disease and MANNA intervened at a time when he was most vulnerable. Before starting dialysis treatments, Tony was experiencing kidney complications that caused fluid retention and limited mobility due to swelling. MANNA’s services in conjunction with dialysis treatment allowed Tony to live better and get back to the activities he enjoys. Tony explains that he would not have been prepared for dialysis without the power of proper nutrition. He shares that the program, “prepared me for battle.” He thanks MANNA’s Registered Dieticians for educating him on how to properly nourish himself and adhere to his strict diet restrictions. Managing his disease has become easier and so has enjoying life again.
Here’s to 25 years of nourishing MANNA clients like Tony!
Join MANNA on October 9th as Beautiful Blooms transforms Ranstead Street and our neighbor, the 23rd Street Armory, for an incredible night of celebration honoring our past 25 years and sharing our exciting future. Las Vegas legend Wayne Newton will help MANNA honor Steven Korman, Founder of Korman Communities, for his tireless efforts and deep commitment to MANNA’s mission. ChefAID alums Chef Robert Bennett, Chef Eric Gantz, Chef Jose Garces, Chef Michael Schulson, and other famed Philadelphia chefs will dazzle you with culinary treats. Entertainment includes a special one-night-only aerial performance by Brian Sanders JUNK and a not-to-be-missed piece by Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet in honor of 23 years of Shut Up & Dance. And with the Eddie Bruce Orchestra playing, we will dance the night away!
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