Inspiring Stories

An Author Remembers

Before Dick Cown passed away in February 2015, he shared with us how he researched and wrote "Papa Raker's Dream," a history of Good Shepherd's first 80 years that was published in 1988. We thought... read more

All in the Family

Every family has its own inherited treasures. For some, it can be the simplest of things: a glass vase, as filled with memories as it is with flowers, or it can be the weighty responsibility of... read more

A Worthy Cause - By Susan Linski

In December 2011, Susan Linski, owner of Susan Bella Jewelry in Allentown, donated a portion of her store's sales from a designated week, to the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric... read more

A Field Trip to Remember - By Ernesto Perez

My name is Ernesto Perez and I’m 11 years old.  I’m a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Allentown. On November 13th, I went on a field trip to visit Good Shepherd’s Health and... read more

A Hero Among Us - By Frank Hyland

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Good Shepherd marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of The Rev. Dr. Conrad Raker, who served as administrator for 39 years, with a memorial service at the Conrad... read more

A Daughter's Story

Kim Schaeffer recalls what it was like to watch her father in a life and death struggle with a devastating illness that came out of the blue. September 2012 My father Tom was always a man who was... read more

My Second Chance For Life - By Tony Giglio

May 2012 I'll never forget November 24, 2004. I was 16 years old, driving to Emmaus High School when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer T-boned my car. It was horrifying. My head hit the window frame,... read more

My Day With Betty White - By Ginger Novak

I am a member of the Betty White Fan Club and a huge fan of Betty's. When I found out that Betty was coming to Philadelphia on March 17, 2012, I thought that since Allentown was so close, it might... read more