Be Inspired – Donor Stories

The Joseph Keane Fund

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Jessica and Tim Keane founded the Joseph Keane Fund, which provides emotional and financial support and services to families who experience the unexpected and life-changing loss of a baby. On February 27, 2012, after a full-term pregnancy, Joseph Keane was delivered stillborn at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  The couple was devastated.  Thankfully, Jessica and Tim had …

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The Jacoby Fund

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Milt Jacoby honors the memories of his wife and daughter with a place designed for the parents of Bridgeport Hospital’s pediatric patients. Donate Now Click Arrow to Play Video The Joan Jacoby Fund at Bridgeport Hospital was established by Milt and Bunny Jacoby in 1988 in memory of their daughter Joan, who died of cancer …

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An unusual path to a family’s healing

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A mother can never fully erase the pain of a child’s death, only direct its path. Elizabeth Ness-Wobschall’s chosen path helps others heal. THE NORWALK RESIDENT’S SUPPORT of patients treated by the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital makes perfect sense. Her son Michael died there in August 2013. A house fire ultimately took the …

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A groundbreaking cardiology fellows endowment

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Unique. Trailblazing. A model for other programs. All three descriptions apply to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Cardiology Fellows Endowment Fund. The brainchild of cardiologists Zosimo (JoJo) Adefuin, MD, and Anthony D’Souza, MD, the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Cardiology Fellows Endowment Fund was established in spring 2015. “It’s the only one of its kind in the U.S.,” …

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Counsel and hope for breast cancer patients

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May 2006.  The changes Madonna Sacco experienced that month remain all too fresh.  In the seconds taken to speak a few words, Madonna’s life shifted from lawyer providing legal counsel, to breast cancer patient in need of medical counsel. “I represented Bridgeport Hospital and its physicians for 25 years before I was ever a patient,” …

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