Waldman-Emeson Estate Story

At 29 years of age, Samuel Waldman came to National Jewish Health to die. He was a tuberculosis patient in the 1930s. Mr. Waldman not only outlived his TB, but he went on to graduate from law school, second in his class. After law school, Mr. Waldman obtained his teaching degree and following several years of teaching English, went on to become the principal of two junior high schools and three high schools.

While his wife, Rose Lee Emeson, and he have been eternally grateful for the life they were able to lead, they have never forgotten the fortunate opportunity of being treated at National Jewish Health. Mr. Waldman was treated despite his ability to pay one dime for his care. This kind of generosity continues as the Waldman-Emeson estate has made a wonderful contribution to National Jewish Health of almost $300,000. While a gift of this size was not possible during their lifetime, the Waldmans found a wonderful way to honor the charities they felt were the most deserving as well as to eliminate estate tax.