Posted on May 10,2017
As longtime supporters of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Bob, Kathy, Brittany and Robby Stahl want to inspire others to help the children of our community. The Stahl family has already helped fund a state-of-the-art biorepository at the hospital that houses DNA, including tissue and blood samples, that will provide doctors and researchers the ability to cure and prevent diseases for future generations. They were also the first to name a special area at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education Building currently under construction.
“I originally got involved when the hospital was under construction and I was given the opportunity to participate in ‘Live the Mission,’ where you experience hospital rounds, interact with patients and observe surgery” said Kathy Stahl, who also, serves on the Stewardship Committee, chairs the Circle of Care, and has been on the Women's Journey committee since the beginning in 2012. “During that time, I met a little girl who had a heart transplant the same day as my birthday. When I told her about the date, she said, ‘That’s my birthday too because that's the day I got my new heart.’ I get chills when I think about this sweet girl and the second chance at life she has thanks to the work of the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the hospital.”
As part of the family’s next philanthropic opportunity, they will match new donations of $10,000 or more until June 30, or if they raise a total of $200,000 as part of their work through the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation’s Circle of Care.
“The hospital needs our community’s help to move forward and continue providing the highest level of care to children who need it the most,” Stahl said. “Our family is passionate about the mission at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, and we want to help the hospital elevate its research and expand its campus so we can impact the lives of children and change our world when it comes to pediatric diseases.”
With this challenge, the Stahls hope to continue the hospital’s mission to keep patients and families at the center of care while expanding treatment, research, education and advocacy. These contributions can help Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as it stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts.
The Stahls encourage others to join this challenge by contacting the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation at 727-767-4199, or reach out to learn more about other ways to make a difference in the lives of children.