After her two children passed away following battles with cystic fibrosis (CF), Rosalie Angel wanted to give back to the hospital and the center that was there for her family when they needed it most.
Rosalie made a $10,000 gift to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Lewis H. Walker, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Center through the donation of a life insurance policy.
“Dr. Walker was my children’s doctor and he was a wonderful, wonderful man,” Rosalie said. “He would offer to stay with one child when they were in the hospital and the other was at home so that I could go back and forth.”
Dr. Walker’s dedication to his patients extended throughout the CF center.
Rosalie has experienced both sides of the exceptional care at Akron Children’s. She worked as a phlebotomist in the outpatient laboratory at Akron Children’s Hospital for 27 years before retiring in 2015. Retirement didn’t last very long – Rosalie came back to the lab last December.
“I missed the kids,” she said with a laugh.
As a patient family and an employee, Rosalie knows the importance of the services Akron Children’s provides for area patients and families. The crucial role the hospital plays in the community and the ways it gives back to the community is why Rosalie decided to donate a life insurance policy.
“I think it’s the best thing to do if someone’s looking to help,” Rosalie said. “For me it was an easy decision, I don’t have anybody to leave it to and I wanted it to come here to Akron Children’s.”
For more information on how you can include Akron Children’s in your estate planning, contact Maureen Katanic, senior director of development, at 330-543-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.