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A Personal Impact: One General Manager’s ImageFIRST Story

Posted by ImageFIRST on Feb 15, 2016 9:01:51 AM

It’s a fact that we all get caught up in our seemingly eternally busy lives—no one disagrees with that. And because of the fast paced nature of society these days, it can be easy to forget about the truly important things, like the impact we make on others, for example.


So, we’d like to take this moment to share a story with you from one of our associates, who is helping us all remember that we don’t only provide linens and medical scrubs in San Antonio, TX, but that we also make a true impact on the people there, and everywhere else we provide service.


A general manager by the name of Darrell Boyles was listening to what probably seemed like it was going to be a typical lecture, when the speaker said seven simple words that evoked a flood of realization and reflection within him:


“Someone could die on your sheets tonight.”


While those certainly aren’t the most uplifting words ever uttered, they made Darrell think of two personal stories that involved our products and the impact they can have.


The first was that Darrell’s own mother, who passed away a month before he began his tenure with us, was wearing our gowns and sleeping on our sheets in her last months. His mother had spent a few years in hospice when she passed and every time Darrell or his family stayed overnight they slept under one of our blankets. In the time that the family spent with her, a clean, warm, blanket or a comfortable gown meant so much. One less thing to be concerned about, one more thing to comfort a person during a difficult time.


The second moment Darrell was reminded of was that during a routine mammogram, when she learned that she had breast cancer, his own wife had been wearing one of our mammography capes. She learned about and discussed treatment options in one of our gowns, and when she found out she was cancer free, it was also in one of our gowns.


From nurse scrubs in San Antonio, TX to blankets and gowns in a grandmother’s hospice, we take our mission seriously; because, underneath those blankets, in that gown, behind those scrubs, is someone’s loved one.