Impact Stories

Every gift has a story. There are many ways that our donors, employees, physicians, volunteers and other Henry Ford Health System stakeholders make a profound and meaningful difference in the lives of the patients we serve. Read about the incredible impact our supporters are having on our communities, research, education—and our world, through contributions of time and financial resources.

Terry Book is Funding the Epilepsy Research of the Future

Gratitude lead Terry Book to give back to fund the next generation of epilepsy research by Henry Ford’s Dr. Gregory Barkley.

Cardillo Family Turns Two Tragedies Into Gratitude

Dominic and Lisa Cardillo have experienced more than their share of medical issues. Instead of dwelling, they are giving back to patients in need at Henry Ford Health System.

Linda Hayman’s Support for Parkinson’s Research Gets Us Closer to a Cure

After Linda Hayman’s husband of 33 years passed away from Parkinson’s Disease, she set up a bequest at Henry Ford Health System to search for a cure.

Cancer Survivor Gives Back Through Game On Cancer

Tracey Turnquist turned her gratitude for surviving cancer into a way to raise money for other cancer patients through fundraising with Game On Cancer.

Patient Receives Life-Changing Acupuncture Thanks to Henry Ford Game On Cancer

Game On Cancer supports life-changing acupuncture sessions for patients like Michelle Magee.

Rodziks Ensure Leading-Edge Treatments For Dermatology Patients

Don Rodzik, a patient in Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Dermatology, was so grateful for his life-changing care that he and his wife have given a gift to ensure that more patients like him have access to these treatments.

Brain Cancer Survivor Fallon Hall Keeps the Faith by Giving Back

Fallon Hall’s faith and family guided her through her battle with brain cancer. Today she gives back by mentoring patients going through similar struggles.

Pink Viking Game Scores a Big Win for Cancer Patients

Imagine going to a football game and not only cheering on your favorite team, but also a loved one who has experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Catherine Prince Fund Helps Cancer Patients With Need

The Prince Fund assists those who lack health insurance or the resources to afford the costs of cancer beyond their regular medical care.

Game On Cancer Fuels Healthy Minds and Bodies Through ExCITE Program

Beating cancer sometimes requires more than office visits and treatments—it also helps to foster a healthy mind and body.

Marlene's Wigs With Love

Marlene Rosenberg changes lives by creating wigs for cancer patients with need


Building a Future for Stroke Survivors

DeMaria Building Company sponsors the Henry Ford Stroke Retreat, a summer camp for patients and caregivers to connect and reflect after a stroke.


Paying Life Forward to Help Others

Henry Ford Hospital volunteer Michele Best gives her time and her love to infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Lend a Hand to Colleagues in Need

President of Healthcare Operations and C.O.O. Bob Riney and his wife Sandy established the Bob and Sandy Riney Helping Hands Fund for Henry Ford Health System employees who experience a crisis in their lives.


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