Rhianne Scott, administrative assistant for the CompHealth locum tenens division, never expected that the lump she found on her neck would be cancerous and that she'd undergo chemotherapy and radiation to treat Hodgkin's Disease.
She also never expected a cookie at a benefit bake sale could sell for $50 ‚Äî but that's just what happened.
"When Rhianne's sister, Megan Hamby, and roommate, Vanessa Ramos, approached me for help in making a bake sale happen, I jumped at the opportunity and was anxious to make it a success," says Tori Mills, administrative manager. "We had approximately 40 people from multiple groups in the building bring a beautiful variety of baked goods, and our receptionist, BJ, even donated a few cases of her famous homemade salsa."
Vanessa, left, Tori, Rhianne and Megan pose for a picture at the bake sale.
Tori notes that CHG's facilities team offered to contact Millrock Management, who leases the building, for approval on using the lobby and helped set up tables at the event. Both Millrock Management and First Western Advisors, which shares the Salt Lake office with CHG, contributed to the bake sale. Two large poster board cards were also filled up with colorful and personal comments of support for Rhianne.
"Throughout the whole event there was an amazing buzz that warmed our hearts. People who weren't even sure who Rhianne was wanted to meet her and know more about her and her illness," Tori recalls. "Rhianne stayed with us despite not feeling great because she really wanted to talk with people and personally thank them."
Thanks to many generous donations she received, Rhianne was able to pay off the mounting medical bills that her insurance didn't cover.
"I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Since day one of my illness, my CompHealth family has shown me that they have my back!" Rhianne shared in a division-wide email. "I want you to know that what you've given to me is priceless. My fianc√© and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I am so grateful to still be a part of this amazing company and to have experienced firsthand how we take care of each other!"
Tori was touched by the results of the bake sale as well.
"I noticed all of the little details, the extra ‚Äòdrops in the bucket,' the genuine concern and warmth in every inquiry and the special touches on every treat. It made me appreciate the people I work with and the incredible love and friendships Rhianne has," Tori expresses. "She is an incredible person and beyond deserving of this support. I am so grateful to Rhianne, Megan and Vanessa for allowing me to share this event with them."