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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Dream Builder Philip J. Thalman
    Dream Builder Philip J. Thalman
    Life-changing moments of inspiration can happen at any time. For Philip Thalman, that moment came when he met his good friend’s granddaughter, Willow, nearly five years ago.
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  • Mollie Brown
    Mollie Brown
    Mollie Brown is, by her own admission, opinionated. She'll tell it to you the way it is. She believes that all children should have a chance at a healthy and happy life.
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  • Ed and Betty King
    Ed and Betty King
    Dream Builders are caring individuals who have remembered All Children's Hospital Foundation and its mission in their long- range financial plans.
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  • Big Hearts, Big Dreams
    Big Hearts, Big Dreams
    Terry and Elissa Hirsch happily anticipated the arrival of their first child throughout the spring of 1980. But within hours of son Joshua's birth...
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  • A Little Bit of Love
    A Little Bit of Love
    When Louis T. Little came to visit All Children's Hospital in the 1990's at the recommendation of his business partner Jack Shelling and his estate-planning attorney Holger Gleim...
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  • Dr. Michael & Mrs. Nancy Gallant
    Dr. Michael & Mrs. Nancy Gallant
    They became All Children's Dream Builders in 2006. But for most of their adult lives, Nancy and Michael Gallant have been helping families realize their dreams of happier, healthier lives.
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  • Melvin C. Jacobsen
    Melvin C. Jacobsen
    Here is the story of Mel Jacobsen, one of our most recent Dream Builders. This tall, slender gentleman entered the world in 1920 in a tiny way.
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  • Ron & Marcia Stone - Making Children a Priority
    Ron & Marcia Stone - Making Children a Priority
    Ron and Marcia Stone have made children a central part of their lives for a combined total of more than seventy years.
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  • Dr. Frank & Mrs. Sandy Diamond
    Dr. Frank & Mrs. Sandy Diamond
    Frank has been an active member of All Children's medical staff for 30 years: practicing as a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric...
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  • Nurses -  The Heartbeat of All Children's Hospital
    Nurses - The Heartbeat of All Children's Hospital
    Nancy Cross Hamilton's heart is with All Children's. Her love of nursing and teaching–especially for children–are a true passion and calling.
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  • Nancy & Robert  Shannon
    Nancy & Robert Shannon
    We are so thankful to a special group of donors called Dream Builders. Dream Builders are caring friends who remember All Children's Hospital...
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  • The Aidlins: Sarasota Dream Builders for Life
    The Aidlins: Sarasota Dream Builders for Life
    For many of us, becoming a Dream Builder starts with a personal connection to our hospital. For Steve and Kay Aidlin, hospital environments have led to quite a lot in their lives.
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