Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients


Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter 2006

  • Winthrop's Bariatric Surgery Program Leaves Lives Forever Changed

  • Bariatric Surgery Procedure

  • Angioplasty Proceduresat Winthrop Ranked at the Top by NY State's Health Department

  • Singapore Doctors and Hospital Leaders Tour Winthrop's Cardiac Care Facilities

  • Pulmonary Rehab Programis Step in Right Direction for Lung Disease Patient

  • First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New,Larger Facility

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Program Once Again Merits ADA Recognition

  • Annual Check-Up Catches Early-Stage Tumor, Minimally Invasive Procedure Spares Kidney

  • Winthrop First to Perform Spinal Radiosurgery with CyberKnife

  • ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

  • An Elegant Evening of Celebration & Charity

  • The Guardian Society Thinking Ahead for Your Future and Winthrop's

  • Syde Hurdus Foundation Supports Endoscopy Center and Research

  • Treiber Family Gives in Memory of Their Son

  • First Annual "Evening of Tasting & Giving" Raises Thousands

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

  • Auxilians Once Again Join Hands to Help Pediatrics

  • "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Keeps Smiles Going

  • The Pat Lyons Foundation

  • "Family Sunday" Created for Cancer Center for Kids' Patients

  • Jay's World Foundation Furthers Support of Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • Williston Park Rotary Lends Support for Cancer Survivors' Program

  • Winthrop Welcomes 2006 Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

  • Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients

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  • Back row (L-R): John P. Broder, Vice President of External Affairs and Development, Winthrop; AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Director, Child Life Program, Winthrop; Mrs. Jeanne Murphy, and Mr. James Murphy. Front row (L-R): Harry Murphy and James Murphy.
    Garden City resident James Murphy marked his seventh birthday in a unique, selfless way. Instead of receiving gifts during his October birthday celebration, he requested that his friends and relatives donate money to Winthrop-University Hospital's Child Life Center. The funds, totaling $1,325, are earmarked for the purchase of new books and other items for the Child Life Activity Center where young patients pass the time during their hospitalization.

    "This summer, James wanted to visit sick children in a hospital and read to them," explained his mother, Jeanne Murphy. "I suggested that he could help make their lives better by raising money. He liked the idea of doing just that at his birthday party, and he was very successful."

    "His kind gesture is a very thoughtful charitable act at his age," said John P. Broder, Vice President, External Affairs and Development, Winthrop. "It demonstrates a special concern for the well-being of other children. This is a wonderful measure of character for such a young man."

    For more information about donating to the Child Life Program, please call (516) 663-2761.



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