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Bell of Hope will ring at Memorial Hospital of Chester

  • Members of the Gielow family with Memorial Hospital staff Deb Stenberg and Carrie Jo Dierks. In the back row is Adam Fagan, left, and Matt Gielow; in the front row is Kira Fagan, left, and Janet Gielow.

    Members of the Gielow family with Memorial Hospital staff Deb Stenberg and Carrie Jo Dierks. In the back row is Adam Fagan, left, and Matt Gielow; in the front row is Kira Fagan, left, and Janet Gielow.
    Courtesy of Memorial Hospital

  • The plaque behind the bell on the wall of the chemotherapy and infusion department.

    The plaque behind the bell on the wall of the chemotherapy and infusion department.
    Courtesy of Memorial Hospital

 
Submitted by Memorial Hospital of Chester
updated: 2/6/2019 2:26 PM

The chemotherapy and infusion department at Memorial Hospital in Chester has a new addition to their wall of remembrance.

A "Bell of Hope," donated by the Gielow family in loving memory of Marvin A. Gielow, now graces the entry wall. The inscription reads, "Ring this bell three times well to celebrate this day. This course is run, my treatment done, now I am on my way."

As patients finish their final treatment they will have the honor of ringing the bell to commemorate the completion of this stage of their battle.

Marvin Gielow was a longtime patient of the infusion department, and a friend and inspiration to both staff and patients of the department. He finished his fight on Aug. 4, 2017.

This bell of hope will serve as a reminder of Marvin and inspiration to those who continue to fight.