Matthew and his wife, Dana

Matthew’s Drive for a Cure

Matthew and wife, Dana, both worked two jobs until recently. He has always been too proud and independent to need or ask for help, Dana explains. But his journey from his home near Baltimore to the National Institutes of Health to enroll in a treatment study tipped the scales of challenges and they reached out […]

Dr. Terri Cooper

Thank You Dr. Cooper

Dr. Terri Cooper recently retired from the Board of Directors after serving nearly five years. Terri brought her professional insights, personal passion and extensive network of colleagues and friends to enrich our development and marketing work to raise the visibility of Friends. “There is so much competition among charities out there. Friends at NIH is […]

The Winner’s Circle: Congrats Golfers & Thank You Sponsors

Winning Team
Tom Mavrikes, Brit Musser,
Zach Lese & Mike Baker
Kamis Professional Staffing

Congrats this Week to our Friends’ Former Interns

Congrats this week to our Friends’ former interns, Willem Miller, graduate of Georgetown University with a major in Mathematics; and Benjamin Campbell, graduate Cum Laude with honors in Philosophy, and double minors in History and Environmental Sciences. Good luck to both of you on future endeavors!

Sierra’s Comeback

Sierra smiled – and shed a few tears — as she posed recently with her physician, Dr. Mark Ball. After a round of tests and a sleepless night, she’d gotten the good news that she’s cancer free. It’s too soon for her to consider herself cured – that takes five years – but she was […]

CORT Supports Patients

Patients and their families who stay in Friends’ apartments near the NIH will be greeted by gift bags provided by CORT. A big thanks to Marty Hyson, Senior Account Representative with CORT, Berkshire Hathaway Company for furniture rental, at the Rockville, MD location. “I know a lot patients are struggling financially, so I thought it […]

NETE’s Big Heart Gives Patients a Home

It’s a crisis when the cost of a hotel or apartment near the NIH means patients risk dropping out of treatment trials. Jolly Somaiya, President and Founder of NET eSolutions (NETE), and Friends’ Board Member, Sandeep Somaiya are deeply committed to ensuring that doesn’t happen. Jolly presented a generous check to Friends’ at a recent […]

Two Women’s Stories of Treatment, Waiting… and Hope

Meet Madalynn, 22 years old from Woodsboro, TX. A young mother of a baby girl, a student, and a Texas hurricane survivor. 49 days! Madalynn counts down the days from her bone marrow transplant when, barring complications, she hopes to return home to see her 8-month old baby girl. She’s from a small town near […]

NIH Doctor Studies Her Own Rare Disease

Four years ago, Dr. Marcela Ferrada faced a promising career as a critical care and infectious disease attending physician at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and Johns Hopkins. She had attained her goal after completing dual fellowships at the two prestigious medical centers. Then she got very sick. Her diagnosis of […]

Friends Leads the Race for Relapsing Polychondritis Patients

Friends at NIH is partnering with the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (RPASF) in New York City to provide transportation support to patients for travel expenses to the NIH so they may participate in the groundbreaking study of this rare disease. To learn more visit: http://www.polychondritis.org/patient-support/ “Relapsing polychondritis is a disease that few people […]

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