Dr. Shoemaker’s oldest son, Gunnar, was premature and hospitalized at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) for an extended period of time. Dr. Shoemaker feels strongly about donating to causes that benefit children. To this day, Dr. Shoemaker calls Mark Demasi, JR, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G. on Gunnar’s birthday and still credits him for Gunnar’s survival.
2009 – Donation of Professional electric scoreboard to Rotary Little League Field, Pottsville, PA
2012-Present: Annual monetary donation to Tampa Children’s Hospital that began when Dr. Shoemaker first started taking her FOMA course at the Grand Hyatt
2019: Donation of Vicis football helmets to all of Father Lopez football team (Dr. Shoemaker’s alma mater and Gunnar’s high school) which decreases concussion rates by 73%. Ormond doctor donates $10,000 in top-rated football helmets to Father Lopez – The Daytona Beach News Journal 10/11/2019. ‘They’re all like my sons’: Ormond Beach doctor donates $10,000 for safer football helmets – Ormond Beach Observer 10/16/2019.
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