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Three Local Businesses Continue to Help Hope Grow

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 20, 2020) – Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House (MACHH), a caring place for the families of critically ill children, announced today that three businesses have each sponsored guest rooms through 2020. BKD Fort Wayne, Harmony Healthcare IT, and Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) Butler Division are helping to underwrite the associated costs of providing overnight accommodations to families displaced by pediatric or neonatal medical emergencies. Relationships like these allow MACHH to remain true to their mission of providing support to families regardless of their ability to pay.

BKD Fort Wayne will be sponsoring a room in collaboration with previous guests of the House. Kennedy and Columbia Dempsey are twins whose family stayed at the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House when the girls were born and had to stay in the NICU. The twins hold a fundraiser every year for the house, and for their 10th birthday this year, they raised enough to go toward a room sponsorship!

SDI Butler and Harmony Healthcare IT have both renewed their support for Room Sponsorship. This will be SDI Butler’s second year for Room Sponsorship at the House. Harmony Healthcare IT has been a Sponsor since 2017.

“Through the sponsorship of rooms at our Houses, these incredible organizations and individuals are making it possible for families to stay close to their loved ones while they are in the hospital,” said Melissa Dessaigne, Executive Director

“We are so proud and honored to have the name of our girls outside the room that we stayed in. The Hope House provided the care and hospitality that we needed while our daughter fought for her life in the NICU. The girls worked so hard this year to raise enough money to help sponsor a room and our deepest appreciation goes to everyone who contributed to their fundraisers.”

said Jennifer Dempsey, the twins’ mother.

BKD Fort Wayne is made up of over 65 people who strive to be trusted advisors focusing on tax, audit, and consulting services to their clients. The firm believes in giving back to the community and encourages employees to be involved in charitable organizations by giving through the BKD Foundation.

“One of our office’s focus areas is to make an impact on the Ft. Wayne community. We are thrilled to have achieved that goal by connecting with the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House. Our sponsorship with MACHH was voted on by our own employees and it is special to get to share it with the Dempsey family – a family who has seen first-hand how great of an impact MACHH can have on Ft. Wayne. We look forward to our continued relationship.”

Harmony Healthcare IT is based in South Bend, Indiana and preserves vital healthcare information that will improve lives. The team at Harmony Healthcare IT is integral in improving healthcare outcomes by ensuring clinicians have access to the complete, historical patient narrative. The team pushes forward with technology and solutions that truly make a difference.

Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, SDI is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States. The Butler Division consists of the original mill in Butler, Indiana and a finishing complex in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Butler flat-roll mill is capable of producing 3 million tons of steel annually.