Donor Stories

Connecting COVID-19 Friends & Family

“Due to the isolating nature of COVID-19, being able to FaceTime with my husband Brett Breslow as he battled this virus was a huge source of comfort for me and my children during an incredibly difficult time.  Please donate any amount towards the purchase of iPads for Cooper Hospital's ICU.” – Amy Breslow

This fund was established by The Breslow Family to connect COVID-19 patients at Cooper University Health Care to their family and friends using tablets. Thank you to The Breslow Family for their kindness, creativity, and compassion for others who are suffering. 

The Bernard and Shirlee Brown Foundation, the Anne Brown Koons Foundation, the Jeff and Tracy Brown Foundation Support The Cooper Learning Center’s Reading Programs

The Cooper Learning Center, with offices in Voorhees and Moorestown, has offered parents and children access to the most advanced, scientifically-proven methods for accurately assessing and treating children’s learning difficulties, combined with expert clinical support for the possible causes of learning disabilities.

“Learning to read is something that no one can take away from you,” said Koons, a successful real estate agent whose son benefited from the Cooper Learning Center 25 years ago. “We had such a positive experience and I have recommended countless people to Dr. Selznick. It’s a privilege to support this program.”

Melvin’s Story: The Smallest Grip, The Biggest Heart

Melvin was born at Cooper nine weeks premature, weighing only 2.9 pounds. He spent his first few weeks of life under the watchful eyes of the staff in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To show his gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Cooper, Melvin, now a healthy teenager, collects pennies each year to donate to Cooper’s NICU to help other premature babies like himself. In the last seven years Melvin has raised more than $2,000.

Parents’ Gift Celebrates Daughter’s Passion for Art

Frank and Linda Falcone, parents to Jessie Falcone, made a generous gift to the new art therapy program at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, where Jessie was treated when she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 13. Their support will stock an art cart, named Jessie’s Art Cart, filled with supplies for Art Therapist Elizabeth King, to use with pediatric patients as they cope with their own diagnoses and hospital stays.

“With a mobile art studio, the Art Cart, an art therapist is able to treat patients at their bedside,” King said. “The Art Cart will make creativity and art therapy accessible for all of our pediatric patients and their families in order to improve their hospital experience and overall wellbeing.”