Bonnie’s Brain Tumor “Gift”

Having a brain tumor would devastate most people. But Bonnie L. says it’s actually been something of a gift. “I was a workaholic,” she says. “It was a gift that taught me to slow down, and have balance and gratitude in my life.” Bonnie, a West Palm Beach, FL., resident, describes herself as a positive […]

Suite America’s Support For Families

Suite America has provided a furnished apartment near the NIH, free of charge, to Friends’ patients and families for seven years. Numerous families have enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the apartment at The Monterrey, located on Rockville Pike, and the many amenities the building offers. James Corry, Director of National Sales in the Northern […]

Aaron’s Story – Bold Treatment and Strong Family Support

Aaron H. has suffered from a rare genetic deficiency since he was two years old. His entire life, he had numerous pneumonias and other serious illnesses, yet he didn’t know why. Then, finally he was was diagnosed with Rag 1 deficiency at the NIH six years ago. “It’s a huge relief to know your enemy […]

Ana Continues to Make a Lasting Impact

For patients in lifesaving treatment studies and their caregivers, it’s hard to take a break. Days are often long and unpredictable. Ana’s Impact continues to provide emotional and social support to families by providing a break – outings to a restaurant, a movie, even a trip to the mall. Patients tell us that even a […]

Daniel’s Story – The Gift of Housing

Cooking is Daniel’s passion and work. A chef and restaurant consultant from Lawton, OK, Daniel, 53, is stirring up a special stovetop meal in the comfort of an apartment, sponsored by Friends’ donors at The Flats 8300 near the NIH campus. Daniel feels good and says standing, including at the stove, is part of his […]

Welcome to our Summer Interns

Elizabeth Tarallo, a junior at American University, and Beatrice Bailey, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

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!

Sign Up for eNews
Join Our Email List

Our Monthly Newsletter Email!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Friends of Patients at the NIH, P.O. Box 34139, Bethesda, MD, 20827, http://www.friendsatnih.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
The Friends of Patients at the NIH