Foundation Stories

One simple step. One life improved.

Although Gary Rodacker’s family was no stranger to heart disease and he felt perfectly fine, a heart screen saved his life.

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Little Tough Cookie

Katelyn Tennant has been a medical miracle ever since her birth in October 2002. In her 11 years of life, she has spent more time in the hospital than average adults do in an entire lifetime.

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Donors and Bloom The Boutique

Patient inspires donors to provide wigs for cancer patients.

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Making an Impact Through Art

Donors to the Unrestricted Fund help provide critical, non-billed services like Sanford Art.

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Denise’s Story: Surviving Cancer

Denise Schrader knows the unsettling and overwhelming fear that patients diagnosed with a life-threatening illness feel. In fact, she's experienced it two times.

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Donors Help Provide New Training, Save Lives

Adding new techniques to the depth of experience already available at Sanford Bemidji is an important step in advancing cancer care for the region. Donors help make this possible.

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Making an Impact in Women’s

While pregnant with her third child, Jennifer Thone was diagnosed with a rare condition. Generous donors to Sanford Women’s helped provide the tools needed to save her life.

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Sanford becomes Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Since 2011, the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo has worked to achieve Level II Pediatric Trauma Center verification. In June 2014, those efforts were acknowledged when The American College of Surgeons verified it as the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in North Dakota.

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Donors Provide Equipment to Save Girl’s Life

Behind every story like Maria’s, there is a team of dedicated Sanford employees working together to make every second count. Generous donors help ensure we don’t miss a beat.

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Three Guardian Angels

Josh and Abby Lee were touched by the care of three Birth Place nurses. To show their gratitude, they made gifts to Sanford Health honoring each of them as Guardian Angels

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