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Swedish is a nonprofit medical center.  Contributions are instrumental in ensuring our ability to deliver world-class service and provide state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our patients.

Listed below are stories of the support your funds have contributed to.  Interested in submitting your own story? Use this form

Digestive Health
Leo
A second chance at life

When Leo Cruz found out that he needed a new kidney, his devoted daughter Maria Smythe immediately agreed to help. For Maria,...

Greatest Need
Gordon and Dianne
“We are here to tell our story because of Swedish.”

As Gordon goes on his daily walk with his dog, he feels incredibly lucky. He and his wife, Dianne, have watched their daughters...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Dennis
“Life is never going to be the same again”

Eight months. That’s all the time they had with Dennis Lisk from the time he was diagnosed with brain cancer to when he passed away...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Al
Healing through helping others

Al Ross knows all too well that cancer doesn’t discriminate. He felt this firsthand when his son, Donald, was diagnosed with bone...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Bill and Dorie
“ Our way of showing appreciation.”

Bill and Dorie Clancy turned an unthinkable tragedy into an enduring legacy. After losing their 24-year-old son, Patrick to Hodgkin...

Women's Health and Pediatrics
Sellen Construction
Giving back to the community

Driven by the belief that you should make a difference in your community, Sellen Construction encourages employees to volunteer and...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Gregory
"It worked. You can read my writing."

For nearly 20 years, Gregory suffered from essential tremor. His hands shook uncontrollably, making every day things like writing a...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Names Family Foundation
“Swedish just felt right for me.”

Cancer has challenged Paula Larkin’s family for many years. Her grandson survived liver cancer when he was just seven years old;...