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In Memory and Celebration of Pearl Bur

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BENEFITING: SHE'S THE FIRST

Bonnie Buis

THE STORY:

Gram, as many of us called her, was incredibly strong, smart, loving and patient woman. She had a sense of calm and sense of humor that was with her almost until the very end.

In one of our final phone calls, I asked Gram if she had ever wanted to go to college or pursue a career after she graduated from high school. Her response was very typically Gram, very matter of fact, but it was revealing and it crushed me. She said simply, "I wanted to be a pediatrician, but my dad didn't have the money and he didn't believe in that". When I pushed her to explain, she didn't have much to say, other than her dad didn't see any point in her pursuing school. Those who knew Gram know how bright and caring she was, and that she would have been a brilliant doctor. Trying to lighten the mood, I joked that she simply created her own patients instead, to which she laughed and agreed. But no matter her positive outlook and sense of humor, the world missed out on a great doctor and she missed out on pursuing her dream.

Funds raised by She's the First go to scholarships and other critical forms of support for young women in secondary schools across the world. These young woman come from families who can't support their pursuit of education, but through partnership with She's the First we can help.

To celebrate Gram, her life and the gifts she gave all of us, I would like to pass the reality of dreams like hers onto another young woman. Please join in the celebration!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bonnie Buis

     

  • Madison

     

  • Carol and Tom Buis

     

  • Chelsea Rawe

     

  • Linda Allen

     

  • Kevin and Debbie Bur

     

  • The Stutzman Family

     

  • Irina Bondarenko and Eugene Surdutovich

     

  • Wilson-Barry Family

     

  • PM&R OTPTTR staff at University of Michigan Health System

     

  • Pete & Celia

     

  • Molly Buis

     

  • Eileen M. Bur

     

  • Linda Selberg

     

  • Carol and Tom Buis

     

  • D.J. Noechel

     

  • Collen (Bur) & Mike Macciomei

     

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The Team: $1,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Collen (Bur) & Mike Macciomei

Collen (Bur) & Mike Macciomei

Remembering Aunt Pearl, Uncle Charles, Louie & Elaine at Christmas! They are all together now, celebrating in heaven! 1 year ago

D.J. Noechel

D.J. Noechel

2 years ago

Carol and Tom Buis

Carol and Tom Buis

2 years ago

Linda Selberg

Linda Selberg

2 years ago

Eileen M. Bur

Eileen M. Bur

Eileen M. Bur 2 years ago

Molly Buis

Molly Buis

2 years ago

Pete & Celia

Pete & Celia

2 years ago

PM&R OTPTTR staff at University of Michigan Health System

PM&R OTPTTR staff at University of Michigan Health System

2 years ago

Wilson-Barry Family

Wilson-Barry Family

2 years ago

Irina Bondarenko and Eugene Surdutovich

Irina Bondarenko and Eugene Surdutovich

2 years ago