Helen Fardo

Title Board of Directors
Company Baptist Health
Location Richmond
Helen Fardo
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Initiated by Baptist Health

COVID-19 has taught Helen Fardo to be more grateful for family and friends, and that external circumstances are not the most important reasons for gratitude. “It taught me that the thing I missed most was personal contact with loved ones, and that life itself is precious and not to be taken for granted,” she says. 

Helen is grateful for “living in a free country, being reared by loving Christian parents who valued education, being married to a caring and supportive husband, having two wonderful sons and two adorable granddaughters.” Additionally, the Baptist Health Richmond Board of Directors president is grateful to be in a position to help people in her community and to encourage others to do the same. She believes gratitude can help a community become more connected and charity centered, and says, “The reward for acting on gratitude is a feeling of internal peace.”