As our volunteers with the Dragonfly Transplant Fund start fundraising in 2021, we are excited to announce that the new gift card program is finally underway! Ed Brown, co-founder of the Dragonfly Transplant Fund, has generously donated 550 $5 gift cards to Bread Garden Market to transplant patients and their families as they stay at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' Transplant Center.
"Deb and I set up the Dragonfly Transplant Fund to give back to others," he explains. "She and I celebrated in small ways after her transplant. We left her room, I pushed her in her wheelchair, and we went to the hospital coffee shop." Now, Ed wants other families to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, too.
Read more about the Dragonfly Transplant Fund's new gift card program in the UI Health Care publication of "The Loop" via the link below.
In partnership with the UIHC Transplant Center, Ed Brown, co-founder of the the Dragonfly Transplant Fund, is excited to announce the Dragonfly Transplant Fund's new gift card program starting January 1st, 2021.
"One of the small celebrations after Deb's transplant and when she got out of ICU was to load her up in a wheelchair, go down to the coffee shop, and for her to order her own pastry and coffee," says Ed Brown. "I want other people to celebrate getting 'back to reality' - just like Deb."
The Dragonfly Transplant Fund will be providing two (2) $5 gift cards to transplant patients and their families during their stay at the UIHC Transplant Center. These gift cards are good at any of the four Bread Garden Market Cafe locations at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The team of social workers at the UIHC Transplant Center will distribute the gift cards. A transplant is a big life changing thing - and the little things like a cup of coffee or a donut mean a lot.
Thank you to Bread Garden Market Cafe, UIHC, and our co-founder, Ed Brown, for making this gift card program possible for transplant patients and their families.
Volunteers with the Dragonfly Transplant Fund established by Ed and Deb Brown are dedicated to supporting the UIHC Organ Transplant Center through giving. We share their stories, fundraising efforts, and memories here with followers, friends, and family who support the Dragonfly Transplant Fund.