Touching Lives and Making a Difference!

Happy Holidays Friends! Upon his diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor, Mykyta, 40 years old, from Chicago, came to the NIH Clinical Center seeking treatment. Throughout the course of Mykyta’s battle, his wife, Yuliya, has been by his side. Friends of Patients at the NIH, with your support, placed the Ukrainian couple in a nearby […]

The Gift of Enjoying a Break

Friends at NIH provides emergency financial support in many forms to patients and families facing medical crises. Less talked about but equally essential to patients and caregivers’ mental health are breaks and outings that many of us take for granted –an evening dinner at a restaurant, a shopping trip, a movie or a sports event. […]

A First Time Ever Treatment For A Medical Mystery

“Every day there are nearly 100 people working to guarantee that everything goes the right way,” Dr. Andrea Lisco, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reminds his patient, Clifford, to boost his morale. As with many of the medical enigmas faced by the NIH, finding answers for 37-year-old Clifford, from Baton Rouge, […]

Amazing words for a parent to hear!

Hello Friends, “I think we can safely say Dixon is cured,” Dr. John Tisdale recently told Dixon’s father, Leonard. What amazing words for a parent to hear from his son’s doctor! 17-year-old Dixon is one the young brave patients, treated in an experimental study at the National Institutes of Health, that Friends of Patients at […]

The Season of Giving

From Nov 2017 Newsletter… Join us this giving season to help patients and their families and make tomorrow’s life-saving treatments happen today. Friends of Patients at the NIH partners with patients and researchers to turn HOPE INTO DISCOVERY AND DISCOVERY INTO CURES Friends at NIH provides emergency financial and emotional support to patients in experimental […]

Friends’ Night Out Honors Patients and Researchers

From Nov 2017 Newsletter… It was a party with a mission at Friends of Patients at the NIH’s recent annual Gala in Bethesda. Patients and researchers were the guests of honor. Seventeen-year-old Dixon, who has Sickle Cell Disease, and his father, Leonard, both from Uganda, were featured in a video describing how his illness can […]

A Place to Heal

From Nov 2017 Newsletter… Michael points out the apartment window to the fall foliage that’s marked the change of seasons since his arrival at the NIH and reflects on facing the biggest medical challenge of his life. He’s had plenty of reasons to be anxious about the bone marrow transplant he recently received to treat […]

How YOU can Help Critically-ill Patients

From October 2017 Newsletter Consider becoming a volunteer. Drop us a note and let us know how you’d like to share your talents and time to help patients and we’ll share ideas about how you can help. Friends welcomes individual and corporate team volunteers. Consider looking ahead and making Friends at NIH a part of […]

A Sister’s Gift of Life

Destiny’s journey to the NIH for treatment was not easy. This 20-year-old from Montgomery, Alabama was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, GATA 2 deficiency. GATA 2 is a gene that makes a protein that plays a role in regulating cells in the bone marrow to make red and white blood cells and platelets. But […]

The President of The Board Explains How The NIH Saved His Life

   I’m not certain if you are aware, but, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had my life saved by physicians at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) not once, but several times. As you might imagine, I am passionate about the research that goes on daily at the NIH – that saves lives and […]

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