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Stories of Impact

Your Support Changes Lives

People who support patient care and research at Rochester Regional Health do so because they are inspired by our incredible teams and the impact we make on the lives of our patients. By making a gift, our donors help advance the future of medicine in our region and the care that our patients receive.

Read our exceptional stories of patients whose lives have been changed by the generosity of our donors and the stories of those donors themselves, sharing what inspired them to give.

Stories of Impact

Exceptional Patient and Donor Stories
Steve Cottom and his family

Facing the Unpredictable

Facing the Unpredictable

Ten years after his cancer diagnosis, Steve Cottom and his wife Jane say that is was the care Steve received at the Lipson Cancer Institute that made their 50th wedding anniversary possible.

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Albert Adams holding a baby

Surviving the Extraordinary

Surviving the Extraordinary

A trip to Sands-Constellation Heart Institute – and some medical-grade glue - saved both his heart and his life.

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Officer Denny Wright and Family

Enduring the Unimaginable

Enduring the Unimaginable

After an attack while responding to a routine call, a Rochester Police Officer is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

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