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  • When Alzheimer's Disease Hits Home

    Shortly after Sonja Willman was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she and her husband, Robert, discovered the volume of Alzheimer’s disease research taking place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. They quickly learned that the research is terribly underfunded, so they chose to support the leading-edge work of John C. Morris, MD. 

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  • Lifesaving Breakthroughs in Heart Care

    When Paul Ripley—a retired educator and award-winning photographer—began experiencing heart problems, he turned to leading-edge treatments to save his life. His gratitude for lifesaving care inspires him to give to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to advance heart and vascular research to benefit other patients like him.

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  • Leading Advancements: Illumination Gala

    There will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer diagnoses in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. It often means the beginning of a long and difficult journey. Through groundbreaking research and treatment, the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine ensures it is a road no one has to travel alone.

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  • Bringing Back the Music

    Julie Greichunos, an exuberant musical pastor at a Kalamazoo, Michigan, church, was spending countless hours playing piano and planning songs and services. Then one day she felt a strange tingling on the right side of her face. She went from doctor to doctor, until she found surgeon Robert Thompson, MD, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, who diagnosed her with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).

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