Meghan’s Search for a Cure

Meghan has a rare and life-threatening genetic disease, Dock8 deficiency. The disease, itself, was only recently discovered in 2009. Like many genetic diseases, the discovery and possible treatments were made possible by the mapping of the human genome led by Dr. Francis Collins, now Director of the NIH. All her life, Meghan has had hundreds […]

FRIENDS’ NIGHT OUT Celebration 2018

Thank you to sponsors, guests and the band! Sandeep Somaiya, Board Member and Platinum Sponsor from NET eSolutions, introduced NIH Director Francis Collins.   Dr. Collins thanked Friends at NIH for its critical support to patients and families and noted it’s been quite a journey since the first gala in a car dealership to this […]

Danielle is Counting on Us

20 year-old Danielle has been a patient at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since she was 10. She’s now facing a kidney transplant, and the life-altering chance to be free of dialysis. She’s one of the many patients and families Friends of Patients is helping this year as they navigate critical treatment at the […]

Pennies Make Good Cents

Griffin Patrick Matuszek, 9, has been collecting coins to donate to Friends at NIH for almost a year because he knows the NIH is “an awesome place and saves lives.” A fourth grader at Barnsley Elementary School in Rockville, Griffin was inspired by a coin collection at school for another charity. He delivered a jar […]

Partner’s Corner: Cafe Deluxe

Café Deluxe is our newest partner to help support patients and families. The restaurant located at 4910 Elm Street in Bethesda, near the NIH, is owned by Chef Geoff (Geoffrey Tracy) and Brian Sullivan. Café Deluxe provides discounted dinners to patients’ families through Friends’ special program, Ana’s Impact, established in memory of Ana Longenderfer Dougherty. […]

Grateful Patient and Family Program

Kathleen and Dr. Chris Adelman walk miles inside the Clinical Center daily when they are at the NIH for appointments or hospitalizations. They try to clock 10 to 16K steps a day. On a recent tour of the floors, they saw the Friends at NIH banners, and stopped in to ask how they can help. […]

Partner’s Corner: Liberal Arts Incorporated, Germantown, MD

Faith Williams, owner of Liberal Arts Inc., a graphic arts company in Germantown, MD, partners with Friends at NIH to support families because it’s a “good fit.” As a cancer survivor, she knows first hand the challenges many families face when they come to the NIH. As a child in Kenya, Faith loved to draw […]

New Immunotherapy Treatment for Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Dr. Steven Rosenberg and his team at the National Cancer Institute have discovered a new immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 breast cancer in a patient unresponsive to other treatments. CBS News with Dr. Steven Rosenberg

Young Ambassadors Kick off NIH Network of Champions

Global Prairie recently hosted a “FRIEND-raiser” event to raise awareness for Friends at NIH and introduce young professionals to their new Young Ambassadors Program: NIH Network of Champions. Thank you Mary Claire Carter (left) and Catlin O’Shaughnessy Coffrin, Friends’ board member, for introducing Sarah Rosenfeld (center), NIH patient and volunteer, whose story was a highlight […]

World Champion Teen Golfer/NIH Patient and his Dad

Justapra Singh holds the distinctive title of Special Olympics Golf Gold Medal Winner in April, 2018 at Macau, China. The 16-year-old from Texas, nicknamed Jus, joined Friends’ last week to play golf and speak at our golf tournament luncheon, along with his father, Dr. Mukhbir Singh. Jus stood out on the course in his fluorescent […]

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