Week in Review: Week of July 10, 2017

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This week, Headlines took readers around the world, from the inspiring story of a cancer survivor who realized her dream of climbing Africa’s tallest mountain to a local nonprofit that sends Michigan Medicine-donated medical equipment to developing countries across the globe.

Then, Headlines headed back home to feature a therapy dog who makes a world of difference for patients and families. In case you missed it, here’s the latest!

Step by step, cancer survivor climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

After being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, Kelly Luck set an ambitious goal: to climb Africa’s tallest mountain. Click here to learn Kelly’s story and how Michigan Medicine experts helped her persevere through rigorous treatments and realize her dream of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro.

World Medical Relief: Volunteer local to act global

Southeast Michigan may seem like an unlikely source of medical equipment for hospitals in the developing world. But — with the help of Michigan Medicine volunteers — a local nonprofit is on pace to ship an estimated $20 million worth of medical supplies to clinics across the globe. Find out more about World Medical Relief and how you can get involved with this important organization.

Therapy dog brings joy to patients, one wag at a time

For many patients and families at Michigan Medicine, a four-legged friend can bring companionship and smiles right into their hospital room. That’s certainly the case with Bree, a Pembroke Welsh corgi who visits the medical center three days a week. Click through for more on Bree and how she and other therapy dogs work hard to brighten anybody’s “ruff” day.

Cultivating support: Q&A with Eric Barritt, chief development officer

Recent proposed federal funding cuts have made philanthropy an increasingly critical pillar of support at Michigan Medicine. With that in mind, Headlines caught up with Eric Barritt, associate vice president and chief development officer, to discuss his office’s role within the organization, the projects it is helping to facilitate and how employees can best give back. Check out what he had to say!

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