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Grateful Patients

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At Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, quality care and compassion go hand in hand.  Our patients and families often express their gratitude for this excellent care in a variety of ways – through kind words, smiles, letters of thanks, volunteer efforts and financial support.

The Duke Children’s Grateful Patient Program allows you to ensure a legacy of health for future generations through gifts that honor the special people who have cared for your child. Every gift counts and will support our mission of offering the very best in pediatric medicine.

When you contribute to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, your gift can help us change lives!


Featured Grateful Patient Stories

Giving Comes Full Circle
Olivia Andretti was 14 years old when she began having headaches.  But as an ambitious student with extra-curricular activities and a busy social life, headaches seemed like a predictable development. She tried not to let them slow her down. 

Anna's Angels Take Flight
Driven by love and hope for a bright future, a father and mother—faced with their daughter’s diagnosis of Down syndrome and leukemia—dedicated themselves to raising funds for research. With family and friends by their side, Anna’s Angels has garnered local and national support.


Words of Gratitude

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. After having one operation to try to remove the tumor, I was sent to Duke Children's. There, they welcomed my family and I with open arms, and I have been cancer free for ten years. When all of this occurred, I was just four years old; sometimes it seems like I grew up at Duke Children's because I was so young. Duke saved my life, and I am so grateful to everyone there.

My child has a rare condition but you all were familiar with it and knew exactly what steps needed to be taken. Everything was coordinated and communicated to us. This put us so at ease. We love Duke!

Everyone on the team is so caring and interested in the progress our son is making. We look forward to coming every year!

Duke Children's Health Center is AMAZING! We came to Duke four years ago, and it has been our second home. My daughter, Haley, receives infusions on the fourth floor (VDH) once a week, the entire day, for Pompe Disease. Everything about the Health Center, from the atmosphere to the entire staff, is wonderful. 

Ways to Say Thanks

  • Make a Gift
    Make your secure online gift to Duke Children's. Contributions may be designated to a specific clinical area, service or program. Gifts may also be unrestricted or made in honor of a loved one.
     
  • Organize Your Own Fundraiser
    Use your ideas and creativity to host your own fundraiser. Whether you are a company executive, mom, dad, kid, sports enthusiast or a community group: our coordinators come from all different walks of life. It's a rewarding way to give back to a place that has personally touched your life. Please indicate on the Benefit Proposal Form [WORD, 735KB] that you are a Duke Children's Grateful Patient family.
     
  • Volunteer Your Time
    Register to volunteer your time as a speaker or participant in a variety of fundraising activities for Duke Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaigns and events.
     
  • Share Your Story
    Share your story about your personal experience as a patient or donor of Duke Children's, and help us tell others about our life-saving work.