A hero near and far
In the summer of 2015, while drilling out of Peoria, IL, Dohnal joined the Chicago Police Department. It was through one of his partners that he eventually found Mercy Home, and in 2016, he ran the Chicago Marathon as part of the Mercy Heroes team. He came to find the mission of our Home is something he felt strongly about.
Once again, he called up Mercy Home to see if there was anything he could do to help out. With Ringside just around the corner, there was no shortage of things to do, and Dohnal’s assistance made a tremendous impact.
But there was one task he was given that stood tall amongst the rest: putting together the Christmas wish lists for our children.
The holidays can be a difficult time for our children. It may be their first Christmas away from their family, or they may have negative memories of holidays past. That is why we try to make this time of year special for them and provide gifts that hopefully brings smiles to their faces.