Alan Crowe first came to Swedish when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. His friend Joe Saldin often accompanied Alan to his appointments and said that before he came to Swedish, Alan was given little hope.
“Thanks to the doctors and staff at Swedish, Alan was given optimism. While he knew there wasn't a cure, Alan was made to feel like the remainder of his life could be high quality, productive, and most important, happy,” says Joe.
Grateful for his care, Alan included a generous charitable bequest for the Swedish Division of Thoracic Surgery in his estate plans.
Swedish is where Shirley Miner’s children and two of her grandchildren were born— but Swedish came front and center in Shirley's life when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Grateful for her care, Shirley made a gift of stock through her IRA and included a bequest to Swedish in her will. She made her gifts in honor of the doctors who cared for her and designated her gift to the Thoracic Surgery Education & Research Fund.