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How to support baby Fatemeh, families receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher 


Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Doernbecher Children's Hospital. (OHSU)

Fatemeh Reshad, a 4-month-old baby from Iran receiving life-saving care at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, has inspired a tremendous outpouring of support from around the world. 

Fatemeh Reshad. (Family photo)

“The response to this child’s situation has shed light on the importance of access to high-quality health care for every child,” said Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and chair, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine.

OHSU Doernbecher provides a significant amount of uncompensated care to ensure families needing our services can access them.

“Medical situations are never planned, and we do everything in our power to ensure families have the support they need while their child is in our care,” Braner continued. 

For those who would like to support Fatemeh and families receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher, please consider the following options: 

  • Individuals who would like to ensure their funds are used solely to benefit the Reshad family can visit A page has been set up by attorney Amber Murray and volunteer medical coordinator Mary Pao Seideman, M.D., Ph.D., to accept gifts that are not tax-deductible. 
  • The Doernbecher Patient Care and Comfort Fund  supports costs associated with uncompensated care, lodging and travel for OHSU Doernbecher families in need. Tax-deductible donations may be made online, or a check may be sent to: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1121 S.W. Salmon Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205. 
  • Gifts, including cards, new books and toys for Fatemeh and other children receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher, may be sent to: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, c/o Child Life Program, 700 S.W. Campus Drive (Mail code: DC10A), Portland, OR 97239. 

“It is plain and simple,” said Braner. “OHSU Doernbecher could not open its doors without the generosity of our community.”  

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