Friends’ 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Argyle Country Club: May 17, 2018.

SAVE THE DATE! For Friends’ 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Argyle Country Club: May 17, 2018. Join us for a fun day on the links for a wonderful cause! Play golf on a premier course while enjoying a continental breakfast, barbecue lunch, refreshments, awards and VIP guest speakers! Sponsorships are available: please call (301) […]

The Waiting List for Friends’ Apartments is Growing!

In 2017, Friends at NIH provided families 859 NIGHTS in our apartments near the NIH Clinical Center. At average per diem rates of hotels in the area, this saved families, $128,850! Housing support is more than 60% of our program services provided to patients and their families. The need is great and the waiting list […]

A Diagnosis at Last

Heather struggled with chronic illness and multiple hospitalizations for five years. But her doctors couldn’t figure out what was behind the 45-year-old Connecticut woman’s many unpredictable symptoms, which took both a physical and emotional toll and robbed her of her job security. But last fall, Heather’s hematologist reached out to a colleague at the National […]

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, […]

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 […]

July 2017 Newsletter

– What is First in Human? Watch Discovery’s First in Human Film Series about the NIH on August 10th
– Giving Back to Science… a Leukemia Research Trial
– Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
– Save the Date for the Annual Friends’ Night Out

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