Celebrating Everyday Heroes.

A core value at St. Supéry is sharing joy - in our homes, in our daily lives, and at those special occasions with those we hold dear. This Fall, we are sharing the stories of those bringing joy to their own communities. So many are doing good things and making their world a better place without seeking recognition.

 

Let's celebrate these everyday heroes.

 

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Featured Everyday Heroes

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Joe Martinez

Collabria Hospice

Napa, CA

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Joe’s kind and easy-going manner belies his exceptional dedication and compassionate care in his work as a hospice volunteer for Collabria Care hospice in Napa. For nearly four years, he has made an unquantifiable difference for those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families. A deft communicator in both English and Spanish, Joe brings comfort and calm to people in some of their darkest moments. He also serves in a similar capacity at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.

He first began volunteering for hospice during the 1980s AIDS crisis in San Francisco, and being present for his patients is what drives him. “When I am with a hospice patient, I don’t see someone who is dying,” Joe says. “I might see someone who’s talking, resting, or maybe in pain, but I see someone who is alive. I focus on what they need to make their life better at that moment, even if it’s just to hold their hand, listen to them or pray with them.”

Joe will overcome any obstacle to attend to those who need him most. When the COVID-19 crisis emerged, he quickly realized the limitations of conducting hospice services by phone. Determined to help a grieving family, he became the first volunteer trained to use the PPE required for in-person visits.


Robert nominated an Everyday Hero, Joe Martinez, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.

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St. Supéry Everyday Hero Exhibit

Curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin.


This inspirational art exhibit of philanthropy, joy and giving back highlights Bay Area Everyday Heroes and their volunteer contributions. The everyday hero portraits captured by 8 renowned photojournalists provide a glimpse into their countless acts of kindness and dedication to the community. Explore these everyday heroes for yourself by visiting the winery in Rutherford from September 2021 to March 2023.


The gallery also includes three stunning solo exhibitions of photography expanding upon the Nature of Northern California:


Coastal Access: Sightings from the Edge

Keith Blodgett, fine arts photographer presents distinctive black + white photographs of the Edge of the Pacific + surrounding communities.


Napa Wild Life

John Comisky, award-winning wildlife photographer and Napa Wildlife President, presents breathtaking color photographs of indigenous wildlife.


The Fruits of Dollarhide Ranch
Sally Seymour, fine arts photographer presents dramatic color portraits of fruits harvested from the orchards of Dollarhide Ranch.

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