Hear Me Now is a storytelling program at Providence, created in partnership with StoryCorps. Hear Me Now’s mission is to give patients, loved ones, and caregivers a sacred space to share their stories and make healthcare more humane.

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All Providence Interviews

Shari Jackson Small & Scott Acord

Shari recalls her early years with "The Big Guy" John Smalls. Ever the gentleman, he wanted to make their relationship legal, but she didn't want to disturb what felt like a perfect union by getting married. But, one day after...

Natalia Calonzo and Liz Wessel

Natalia shares with Liz the life changing impact that the care and nurturing of one St. Joseph nurse had on her when she was alone at age 17 giving birth. This experience changed her life trajectory and set her on...

Joseph Lopez & Scott Acord

Joseph shares his story as a troubled youth leading to being incarcerated 5 times before handing his life over to Jesus, and turning his life around. He now has a thriving closet business in Southern California and in his spare...

Gwendolyn Patefield and Ian Stanley Posada

Gwendolyn shares her coming out as transgender story with Ian and even though it has costs her jobs, relationships, her home and for a time caused her to live in crisis, but being correctly gendered makes it all worthwhile

Kimberly Malinowski & Scott Acord

Kimberly worked as a pediatric nurse during the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020, subsequently receiving an award as "a nursing hero of our time." She worked tirelessly to get PPE and scale up operations.

Gina Ginsberg & Scott Acord

Gina was a stay-at-home mom when her marriage fell apart and she divorced her husband. She struggled to find a job and in the process lost her home and had to move into her father's basement. It was tough but...

Robert Luck and Jeff Cohen

Robert talks about meeting his wife, Ellen, in Hawaii where they both grew up. He also talks about what he has learned about himself to his marriage, being a father, being a social worker and now volunteer.

Karen Summers & Scott Acord

Karen shares a story about the role her Catholic faith has played in her life and how it has led to her work in mission support at Providence. She also talks about what Christmas means to her and the holiday...

Carrissa Hsieh and Olivia Ramos

Olivia Ramos, Providence employee and veteran Camp Erin volunteer shares with Carrissa a fellow Camp Erin volunteer about her relationship with Erin Metcalf before she died of cancer at age 17 and how that relationship with Erin and her family...