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Issue: #11February/2013



The DeKalb Medical Foundation proudly announced our $2 million capital campaign, Advancing Hope and Healing...One Story at a Time,

with a Hard Hat Tour and VIP Reception held on January 31st.  Read on for photos from the event, one patient's journey and information on how you can help us write a better ending to the cancer story. 
Advancing Hope and Healing...
VIP Reception and Hard Hat Tour

Foundation donors and volunteers, Hospital Board members, physicians and individuals from the community joined us for a sneak peak of the renovations being made to the Radiation Oncology Program to see how we are providing a superior care experience to our patients.
The Tree House Gang stopped by for a visit!
Foundation Board Member, Walt Bryde, chats with Nurse Debra
Auxiliary volunteers smile for the camera
(from L to R) DeKalb Medical CFO, John Katsianas; COO, Dane Henry; Foundation Board Member, Judy McMahan and CEO, John Shelton
Radiation Oncology Staff and Volunteer


One Story at a Time...
Judy's Journey

My journey with DeKalb Medical began as a volunteer delivering flowers and cards to patients in 1976. Twenty years later, I never expected to become a patient, much less a four-time survivor of ovarian cancer. As the founder of the DeKalb Medical Foundation and a current board member, I can tell you that DeKalb Medical has not only been my life, it has saved my life.


Judy McMahan, Cancer Survivor and Foundation Board Member 

When you experience cancer first-hand, you understand and can see ahead to what patients need. For me that means DeKalb Medical will be home to top-notch oncologists, caring nurses and the "newest of the new" technology. It will be a place where phenomenal care is conceived and delivered and where miracles occur more often than you can imagine.


One of the defining moments in my treatment with DeKalb Medical was when I was battling a fourth round of cancer. During that time, I decided to visit the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for a consultation and additional opinion. Their confidence in the care I was receiving at DeKalb Medical was so high that they told me to "go home" and continue my treatment plan. The advanced care I needed was right here at DeKalb Medical.


Today, I can say that I feel better than I ever have. I'm a miracle, and I know it. I'm still here thanks to DeKalb Medical and the good Lord. I love DeKalb Medical, and I love being a part of their journey to keep getting better at what they do so that their patients get better.


I'm a survivor.


With Your Support...
We can write a better ending to the cancer story

To support Advancing Hope and Healing...One Story at a Time, you may make a gift online or mail a check to:

DeKalb Medical Foundation 
2701 North Decatur Road 
Decatur, GA 30033

You may also call us at 404.501.5956. 

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers that support our mission of strengthening the link between DeKalb Medical and the community we serve through communication, education, service and philanthropy. We are dedicated to improving the standard of health in our community by raising friends and funds for healthcare initiatives offered through DeKalb Medical.