Why Give


It’s very moving to hear the stories of patients who have received lifesaving care at WakeMed Health & Hospitals.  Their appreciation is evident as they give dramatic accounts about an illness or injury that could have had a tragic ending.  Fortunately, with the medical expertise of our highly-skilled doctors, nurses and other caregivers, these patients made a full recovery.  

We also love to share the stories of our wide range of supporters - volunteers, employees, scholarship winners, Board members, physicians, donors, and event participants.  Read stories about who they are, how they became involved and why they feel it important to continue to invest their time and efforts with WakeMed.  

Below are just a few inspiring true stories.

Supporter Stories

  Howie Jung      
Howie Jung's Story    






Patient Stories

Mallory's Story Landon's Story Gracie's Story


Holden's Story Naima's Story Matthew's Story









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"WakeMed is more than just a hospital and health system. It is a community in which we have made many friends. Our youngest son, Ryan, was born at 30 weeks and under dire circumstances. Kate and I had no control and were forced to leave his safety in the hands of the NICU. They were incredibly devoted and compassionate to every patient and family member. We are eternally grateful for saving his life. To have a top flight organization coupled with wonderful people make us feel safe and confident to champion their cause. The WakeMed Foundation dedicates its time and resources to expand this community and we were honored to give back through a charitable gift. Thank you for all that you do."

Tim and Kate Whitney



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