Past Recipent: Debbie Drew

Mike and Debbie Drew

Mike and Debbie Drew

In 2008, Debbie Drew was diagnosed for a second time, after 15 years, with non-Hodgkins Stage 4 Lymphoma. By April of 2009 she was feeling like herself again after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and 40 days in the hospital.  Her husband Mark had been forced to take many days off work assist his Debbie so they applied for assistance from the HeartStone Foundation and received it.   HeartStone Debbie and Mark with all the expenses associated with Debbie’s cancer treatment. 

“Without HeartStone Foundation’s  help, we would really have it hard; they are wonderful,” Debbie Drew said of the HeartStone Foundation. “It would have really been an even worse experience. With their help, we’ve truly been blessed.”

Debbie and Mark found out about the HeartStone Foundation during one of their visits to the Jewish Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.  HeartStone paid the deductibles for Debbie’s medical visits and assisted with her monthly insurance premiums and oncology bills.

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About The Heart Stone Foundation

In 2007, after applying for and receiving 501(c)3 status, a small group of friends and acquaintances of a young woman with breast cancer held two events and helped her pay a significant portion of her medical bills. After this success, we decided that if we could do this for one person, we could and should do it for others.
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