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Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation

Your gifts help people like Charlene who overcame tragedy with a little help from the Sisters of Bon Secours Baltimore

As a young girl, Charlene Harrod-Owuomana lived with her mother, her sister and two brothers on Fayette Street in Baltimore. She would see the Sisters of Bon Secours walking to work and was always drawn to their kindness.

When Charlene was 15, a fire started at her home while the family was sleeping. Charlene, her brother and sister escaped. Tragically, her mother and baby brother perished in the fire. Charlene was seriously injured from jumping from a second story window. But she believes an angel carried her out and she is grateful to have survived. Charlene and her family received support from the Sisters after the fire. It’s the same kind of support the Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation provides even now to families in need because associates like you give.

Inspired by the Sisters, Charlene worked hard to get her nursing degree. Although she was forced to move away from the area after the fire, she decided several years ago to return to her neighborhood and serve the community by working at Bon Secours. Today, she continues her career at LifeBridge Health. Charlene is Clinical Nurse Lead of Ambulatory Services and excels in helping patients take the right steps to get their follow-up care.

Charlene has a deep faith in God and lives every day with gratitude. One way that she has shown her gratitude for the support she received so many years ago is by giving to the Sr. Theophane Fund which helps ease dire financial hardships of neighbors in the Baltimore community.