Be Inspired – Donor Stories

The Joseph Keane Fund – Stillborn & Perinatal Bereavement

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Click to Donate to The Joseph Keane Fund Jessica and Tim Keane founded the Joseph Keane Fund, which provides emotional and financial support and services to families and hospital staff members 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 …

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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. Milt Jacoby talks about the Joan Jacoby Fund to the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors: Click to play video Donate Now Click Arrow to Play Video The Joan Jacoby Fund at Bridgeport Hospital …

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Never too young to give back

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Meghan McCloat, 28, and Brooke Bento, 30, may be young, but they are already leaving their mark on the world of charitable giving. Considered veterans of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center President’s Council, they joined at the tender ages of 25 and 24, respectively. Both jumped immediately into fundraising for the Center. Meghan co-chairs Pink …

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Friends of Pediatrics

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For more than 125 years, the Friends of Pediatrics has been changing the way children and infants are cared for at Bridgeport Hospital. Founded in 1893 as the “Woman’s Staff for Children’s Ward at Bridgeport Hospital,” the organization began when a small group of local women came together with the mission to create a space …

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Passion to change health care

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Personal challenges, life-changing opportunities spark passion to change health care During her decade at Bridgeport Hospital, Gina Calder has met many patients, and heard stories both heartbreaking and inspiring. She remembers one young woman in particular: a patient at Bridgeport Hospital’s Primary Care Center who wanted to attend Yale University. “Academically, she could have done …

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