Success Stories

At Methodist Health Foundation, our most powerful tools are the patients who have experienced the care and compassion of their clinicians.

We are consistently inspired by the stories we hear from donors, patients and clinicians whose lives have been changed by the initiatives that we are able to have a hand in providing. The stories below are testaments to the impact that your giving has on the lives of patients every day.

Saving Lives at School #AED4IPS

At least three students who attended high school at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) since 2009 are alive today because of an $1,100 device called an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In the latest incident, 13-year-old Kenedi Cheatam, a student who collapsed at Crispus Attucks High School, was saved…

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Howard Family Fosters Philanthropic Spirit

It’s not often we get a .77 donation. Nor is it common for us to attract the attention of a six-year-old. Not only were we surprised to receive such a gift from this young donor – initially, her mother was, too.

“I didn’t realize Gracie slipped an envelope with coins into my purse with a note,” says Rev…

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Rebecca Overman - Neuroscience

“I didn’t know it at the time, but hope is what I needed.”

In August of 2013, Rebecca Overman’s life changed forever. While volunteering for a children’s camp, Rebecca was in a traumatic golf cart accident—the golf cart flipped and she was ejected, landing on her head. When one of the nurses with her…

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