Impact Stories Archive

JoAnn Eaton recognizes 40 years of great care with gift to support research

A story about donor JoAnn Eaton and her support for Henry Ford aneurism research


Grateful Patient Recognizes Lifetime of Great Care by Supporting Henry Ford in Living Trust

Story about St. Clair Shores, MI resident donating to Henry Ford through trust in gratitude for great care


Tim Carey Honors Father Life with Gift to Support Ophthalmology

Tim Carey chose to honor the memory of his father – Dr. J. David Carey – with a gift to the Department of Ophthalmology


Terry and Rita Jones Give in Gratitude for “Second Chance at Life”

Gift through trust will support transplant medicine at Henry Ford


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Apartment for Transplant Families Result of Gratitude, World-Class Care

Richard Nodel received life-saving care at the Henry Ford Transplant. Today he’s giving back to help other families in need of care.


Shevrins create living trust to ensure legacy of impact

Susan and David Shevrin received great care from Henry Ford and are committed to Detroit. They are supporting this work through their trust.


Gribble family invests in exercise space for transplant patients

Elizabeth Gribble was grateful for the excellent care she received at Henry Ford during her double lung transplant.


NICU Physician Makes Estate Gift to Support Henry Ford’s Tiniest Patients

Sudhakar Ezhuthachan, M.D. has achieved a lot in his career at Henry Ford Health, and today he is giving back.


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Giving Offers Fulfillment for West Bloomfield Community Leader

Gary Faber has many reasons to feel proud these days.


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Laverys Invest in Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Through their philanthropy, Fred and Catherine Lavery are supporting elite, responsive care to benefit Henry Ford Cancer patients.


Bob and Sandra Keller

A Unique Love Leads to a Unique Gift

Sandy Keller and her husband Bob had a beautifully unique love story. When Bob was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Sandy promised that she’d always fight for patients with cancer.


Bolstering the Battle Against COVID-19

Lisa Vallee-Smith and her husband were inspired to support patients and frontline caregivers as they fight COVID-19.


Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Honors Essential Workers with a Full Day of Meals

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation supported Henry Ford Hospital’s unsung essential workers during COVID-19 with meal boxes for a day.


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Endowment benefits spine surgery program

Norma Herring is determined to help others who have spine issues—especially seniors. Through frugal living, she managed to build a significant estate, which she has generously bequeathed to the Henry Ford Health Foundation in Dr. La Marca’s name.


A Bit of Luck and a Push in the Right Direction Saves Patient’s Life

Gordon St. John is a long time patient of Henry Ford Health. He pays it forward by giving to a variety of initiatives across the heath system.


D & B Landscaping Beautifies Henry Ford—And Our Communities

Dan Bywalec and his company D & B Landscaping have a long history of working with—and giving back to—Henry Ford Health.


Long-time Volunteer Surprises Henry Ford Macomb Hospital with Large Estate Gift

Aida Mattei was a long-time Henry Ford Macomb Hospital volunteer passed away in 2017, but left the health system an incredibly generous gift through her estate.


Saving Grace: Young Philanthropist Honors Family Friend, Helps Cancer Patients

Grace Curtis, a 12-year-old student at Brownell Middle School in Grosse Pointe, is on a mission to help Henry Ford Health patients who struggle with a cancer diagnosis.


U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation Supports Groundbreaking Cancer Research

The U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation, supported by the LaFontaine family, funds cancer research at Henry Ford Health.


Former Cancer Patient Joins Forces with Fellow Survivors to Build Game On Cancer Team

Lori Vest was grateful for Henry Ford Health and Game On Cancer. Today she’s formed Team Tougher Together for fellow survivors to give back.


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Ann and Sy Shaver Give Back for a Life Saved Twice

Ann Shaver credits physicians at Henry Ford’s Hermelin Brain Tumor Center with saving her life twice, and now she is giving back to say thank you.


Terry Book is Helping to Advance 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.


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 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’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.

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