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Scorpion Employee Chooses to Give Back to the Charity that Saved Her Life


A story that began at birth.

For most of us, our birth and early childhood went by without much fuss. Sure, we may have had our losses and disappointments, but on a whole, the journey to reach where we are right now has gone by pretty smoothly.

The same can’t be said for Samantha Nelson; for her, the first steps of her life were a bit rockier.

But first…

Every month, Scorpion takes a moment to honor its team by selecting about a dozen Employees of the Month across all departments. Choosing one lucky winner from the batch, the employee is given the opportunity to choose a charitable organization for Scorpion to give its monthly donation.

Out of a litany of choices for Scorpion to make its contribution, for Samantha the answer was clear, the hospital that saved her life as an infant—the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati.

Linked to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and ranked third in the nation for Best Children’s Hospitals, when Samantha was an infant, she was treated there for a rare lung disease that nearly took her life. Thanks to the help and expertise of the doctors and staff, she made a full recovery, never managing to forget the difficult origins of her birth.

For many, the Ronald McDonald House represents a home away from home for families who travel the country to receive expert care. Housing 78 families during the patient’s treatment process, the Ronald McDonald House helps to ease the financial and emotional burdens of parents and siblings while their child receives care.

Years later, Samantha would make the effort to volunteer throughout high school and college at the same house that gave her the springboard to a better and healthier life.

And years after that, she would choose that same house to distribute a charitable donation.

If you’d like to get involved with the Ronald McDonald House through volunteering or donation, visit their website here.

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About the Author
Kylie Patterson currently holds the role of Director of Public Relations at Scorpion, although she has previous experience working with many departments within the company. She spends her time finding new and exciting ways to connect Scorpion both with the local and global community. When she is not at the office, Kylie enjoys dancing, live music, sporting events, and spending time with her black Labradoodle, Royce. She is also a proud graduate, and diehard fan, of the University of California, Los Angeles.