"Ho Ho Ho, Give US All Your Dough!"
That's the message of some 70 employees in the claims processing department of Intermountain Health Care Health Plans who are are playing Santa Claus to a young mother and father and their six daughters - ages 8, 7, 4 years - 4 months, 4 months, 4 months.The IHC employees are providing Christmas to the Ching-Jing (Ken) and Diana Lynn Hansen Hsu Family. Diana gave birth July 12 to quadruplets. The three girls and one boy were born 12 weeks premature at the University of Utah Hospital. Jeremy Kenneth Hsu died a month later of septic shock, an overwhelming infection.
To help rear their newly expanded family, the family sought the help of the Easter Seals Society, which, in turn, enlisted the help of IHC.
They rallied. Sub-For-Santa posters are posted all over the 13th and 14th floors of the Beneficial Life Tower (including the restrooms). Gift sign-up sheets are also prominently placed.
Plus, the employees have held two fund-raisers to meet some of the family's financial needs. One was a "Buy Your Boss" day, where for a measly $1, an employee could buy his boss to clean the employee's desk. An all-day bake sale also helped bring in the bucks.
In addition to helping the Hsu family, IHC's central office is putting together a few items for the senior couple who helps the family through Easter Seals "Family Friend Program."