Wes and Brandie Liefer believe it’s important to tell others when
a medical center’s staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to
provide consistently outstanding and compassionate care. The couple is
doing just that — through their words and their generosity.
Wes, founder of Pura Vida Farms in Brea, discovered St. Jude Medical Center
in 2009. Following back surgery the next year, he returned to St. Jude
where he found caring physicians who successfully relieved his chronic
pain, dramatically improving his life. Since then, doctors have relentlessly
battled his challenging medical condition, enabling him to once again
enjoy family outings, play with his young children, Jack and Shelby, and
enjoy life to the fullest.
When he experienced symptoms of a rare immune disorder in 2013, Wes turned
to St. Jude once again. “My condition is difficult to diagnose,
and it’s hard to live with an undiagnosed medical problem,”
said Wes. “The treatment I’ve received has made me feel considerably
better. Wherever I’ve gone at St. Jude my care has been both personal
and excellent. Everyone has been helpful, compassionate and considerate.”
Wes and Brandie, who delivered the couple’s second child, Shelby,
at St. Jude in 2013, have nothing but praise for the care they’ve received.
Out of gratitude, they have made two generous contributions to the hospital
so others in the community may benefit from St. Jude’s services.
Wes urges others to do as he and Brandie have done: to give from the heart
so that future generations may experience the same high level of care.
“Supporting our community is the right thing to do,” Wes said.
“If someone can help by giving money, or their time — people
should give back and support the community. St. Jude is part of the community,
and with everything they have to offer, I have no need to go anywhere