My connection to Seattle Children’s began with my husband, Dale, years before I met him. At the age of 12, he traveled alone by train from Colorado to Seattle with nothing but the hope that a well-known surgeon at “the Orthopedic” could treat the rare disease that was slowly eroding the bones in his legs.
Late in life Frances decided to set two goals for herself: to be healthy enough to live to be 100 years old and to be able to save $1 million dollars that she can donate to charity. She met her first goal and lived three months passed her 100th birthday. And she also met her second goal and accumulated an estate in excess of $1 million dollars.
Pride Foundation fundholders Carol Kerley and Linda Dunhams’ lives together began at a time when living openly as a lesbian couple was not an option. This would have put Carol’s job in jeopardy, and could have resulted in both of them being disowned by their families.