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Why I Give

Kirk and Jill Presley“In 30 years of legal practice helping patients and families who have been very seriously injured, we’ve come to know the Burnett Burn Center’s incredible staff. These people care for patients who require intensive, specialized interventions. Tom McCool was a patient for just 24 hours before he passed away, but these nurses made such an impact on his wife that she created this award. We’re honored to support it.”

Kirk and Jill Presley
Gift: The Thomas McCool Award for Excellence in Burn Nursing




Howard Ellis, John Isenberg and Tom Isenberg“We looked at our 60th birthday party as an opportunity to reach out to our friends and have them give to something bigger than just the three of us. By asking them to give to facilities like the Center for Advanced Heart Care, we found a way to celebrate our milestone by supporting some of the great things being done in our community.”

Howard Ellis, John Isenberg and Tom Isenberg
Gift: The Center for Advanced Heart Care





Rick Blevins “One of our most beloved co-workers – Angela Buisch – passed away this year. She was a truly giving person with an unwavering, resilient spirit. I wanted to do something to remember the great impact she made on me and others. Giving back to the profession she loved and helping our nurses have more opportunities to grow was a way for me to honor and remember her."

Rick Blevins, RN, DEPARTMENT
Gift: Memorial Nursing Award, Emergency Department

Your gift will help provide advanced and compassionate patient care. For more information about making a donation to The University of Kansas Health System, call 913-588-2800.