TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Sylvia Campbell as the 30th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Dr. Campbell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the Judeo Christian Health Clinic and Beth El Farmworker Ministries.
Dr. Campbell, a surgeon, dedicates a lot of her extra time after her busy work schedule giving back to others in need. She goes the extra mile to help those battling breast cancer, even writing her patients thank you letters after the medical procedures to follow-up with them. Dr. Campbell is a quiet leader that volunteers hours of overtime and her services by operating on the poor, who are not in a position to pay, which is saving countless lives each year.
A mother of three and Medical Director for the Judeo Christian Health Clinic, Dr. Campbell joins in on the serving line to feed the homeless, in addition to performing surgery free of charge. She shows everyone she comes across with the utmost dignity and compassion. When Haiti was struck by earthquakes in 2010, Dr. Campbell took a flight to the country to begin offering her services to help those in need. In the three years since the earthquakes rattled Haiti, she has made more than 20 trips, bringing comfort and medical assistance to those who are struggling.