The Ghafouri Family

I've always been able to count on Sibley Memorial Hospital to take great care of my family, friends and me. Serving on the Young Professionals Board is just one small way that I can give back to Sibley. 

My family's history with Sibley is long and varied. My grandmother's oncologist Dr. Bruce Kressel treated her in the 1990s and then, two decades later, helped save my mother-in-law's life after her cancer diagnosis and long stay in the ICU. In his retirement, my grandfather volunteered as a Candy Striper at Sibley. As a child my parents trusted Sibley to provide quick and urgent care to my sister or me in the middle of the night when we had croup or after a sports injury. Years later, my husband and I chose Sibley as the hospital to deliver our three sons -- Charlie, Tommy, and Jack -- and we are forever grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff for the great care we received during and after each delivery. 

We are so lucky to live in and around Washington, DC, and to have such great access to health care at Sibley Memorial Hospital. It's times like these when it's most important to show our gratitude to the men and women who show up for work -- pandemic or not -- to care for each and every one of us. I am grateful for the doctors, nurses, technicians, environmental services workers, and everyone else who works at Sibley who work tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe. 

As we approach the one-year mark of life during the COVID pandemic, I hope you will join me in donating what you can to Sibley, and "Say Thanks" to our health care heroes. Every dollar counts, and I thank you for your support. 


Sarah Lynch
Alison Garback