T.R. and Emily Shelby spent many wonderful years in Sheridan, where T.R. worked as an engineer for the railroad and Emily served the Sheridan Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital as a pharmacist. Back then, they gave to the community in various ways, including the design and construction of Westview Health Care Center and other significant business development in Sheridan. T.R. recently returned to live in our community and reached out to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation about a special memorial gift for his wife, Emily, who passed away in November 2020. T.R. wanted to share this gift with the community by giving the proceeds of several personal auctions to the Welch Cancer Center and the hospital’s Transitional Care Unit, which is set to open in 2022.
Emily treasured her time with the people she loved, especially her wonderful family and friends. These shared times and the memories made will stay with her loved ones, and T.R.’s generosity will continue her legacy here in Sheridan County. In addition, T.R. also set up a special memorial with the proceeds from several local auctions to ensure Emily’s priceless treasures could stay here in Sheridan, and T.R. is grateful to those in Sheridan who bought many of the items. The last part of the auction was an amazing collection of ancient Chinese furniture and wooden sculptures. Thanks to the generosity of T.R. and his friends, several of these beautiful Chinese pieces were purchased and donated directly to The Foundation for display in the hospital.
The Shelbys continue their strong tradition of giving through T.R.’s recent matching gift. He is proud to support our local hospital, and he realizes the importance and value of having excellent healthcare close to home. The proceeds of the auctions, along with an additional gift from T.R., total $100,000. The Foundation is grateful for this generous gift and the heartfelt way that T.R. reached out to make a difference in something he believes is crucial – support for rural healthcare. As a matching gift, all donations to the Welch Cancer Center will be matched dollar for dollar until T.R.’s goal of $100,000 is reached. Questions may be directed to The Foundation by calling 307.673.2417. Thank you, T.R.!
To get the most up to date Foundation information and learn more about the matching gift opportunity from T.R. Shelby, visit sheridanhospital.org/foundation.