A Healthier State

New Mexicans Share how National Jewish Health Impacted Their Lives


‘We love National Jewish Health’
When a nagging cough was something more serious, Phyllis Johnson came to the sarcoidosis experts at National Jewish Health. Today, her condition is under control and she is enjoying life with her family in New Mexico.

Patient Cindy Roper

Taking Back the Reins on Life
Cindy Roper’s hands “hurt every hour of every day of every week.” National Jewish Health found the simple answer to her skin condition, and now she is back in the saddle.

Nearly 50 Years of Giving
William Keller of Santa Fe, N.M., made his first donation to National Jewish Health in 1964. Since that time, he has continued supporting the hospital in a number of ways, including memorial gifts, one-time donations and charitable gift annuities.

Sharon Volkman

A Second Opinion Gives Patient a Second Chance at Life Sharon Volkman believed she only had seven to 10 years to live until she came to National Jewish Health.

One Breath is All it Takes
Amanda, of Santa Fe, N.M., is an incredibly active 10 year old. She runs, plays soccer and tennis, plays the trumpet and truly enjoys life. You would never know that she has severe asthma. However, just a few months ago, her disease was so out of control that her entire family lived in fear that a severe asthma attack would take her life.

Finding Answers in Familiar Places
In January 2015, Marla Wood caught whatever was going around her office. The doctor told her, “It’s a bug. Hold your breath; you’ll get over it,” but she didn’t get over it. While her co-workers’ health improved, hers only got worse.


National Jewish Health Tour Leads to Life-Changing Care
Bob Feinberg first learned about National Jewish Health from his friends. Soon after, he became a committee member for the Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner. It wasn’t until he toured the institution that he learned what it means to be a patient.

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