The rain only fell for a few hours, but it was timed just right for the Stanton Healthcare event. With the Stanton Mobile parked outside Our Lady of the High Desert Catholic Church, attendees to the Stanton Open House in November were forced to dash through the drizzle to see the interior of the beautifully renovated former RV.
Despite cloudy skies and rain, Stanton's Open House event to honor the Knights of Columbus was a great success. As Stanton's new portable ultrasound machine was debuted, Knights and their guests were treated to the incredible sight of a 16-week preborn baby kicking and somersaulting on the screen. The entire audience applauded the baby's performance and cheered at the strong heartbeat.
Midway through the ultrasound scan, it was revealed that the baby, introduced as a little boy, is actually a girl. Stanton's sonographer corrected a previous scan's assessment, and made the announcement that the parents, instead of a second boy, were expecting their first girl! Gasps from the gathered crowd led into chuckles and applause at the news.
Stanton's Director, Danielle Versluys, spoke for the entire Stanton Healthcare Board of Directors to the group. As attendees snacked on finger foods, Danielle shared the exciting news of the Mobile licensing application's submission to the state for review. She announced the creation of two new education programs utilizing the ultrasound machine, and effectively demonstrated the great potential of the ultrasound as a tool to open the eyes and touch the hearts of people in the community.
The highlight of the gathering was the presentation of a plaque to Sir Knight Glen Kraig representing the Knights, thanking them for their great effort on behalf of Stanton Healthcare. The text of the plaque reads:
Outstanding Dedication to Life
Presented to Knights of Columbus of the High Desert
with thanks and appreciation for the gift of an ultrasound machine
to further Stanton Healthcare’s mission to Protect Them Both.