Why I Give: Julie and Fred Crandall
“To say the level of care at Mayo is unique is an understatement, and it is something I have not experienced anywhere else. When one hears that the patient comes first at Mayo, it is true.
I have no words to thank Mayo Clinic. There is a human side that shines through everyone who works there, and as a patient that is something that contributes to and helps to make a successful recovery.
Mayo has given me the gift of extending my life. I am grateful that I can give back and know that in some way I am helping to make a difference.”
Julie Crandall, with her husband, Fred
"Tackling the toughest health care challenges is what Mayo does best. No wonder they are ranked so highly in so many medical areas. That’s why we decided to support Mayo Clinic’s mental health programs."
“Mayo Clinic is a special place — it’s the cohesiveness, competency and compassion shown by the doctors and staff and the immediate follow-up. The level of care is just so different, and it’s a pleasure to be on campus. All in all, it’s just such a fantastic organization. We believe in giving back, and it gives us such joy to give to Mayo.”
"Mayo Clinic and its doctors and nurses have had an extremely positive effect on our family when my mom needed it most. I want to help them help other families in the same way, and I feel giving to colorectal cancer research is the way I am most able to do that. I hope that this gift can be a small part of finding a cure."