Gayle Hurlbert Morin still fondly remembers the phone call a Madonna nurse placed to her at work more than five decades ago. Gayle’s father was being cared for at Madonna following a major stroke which left him unable to speak. “I just called to let you know your Dad said: ‘Good Morning,’” the nurse reported.
Madonna has always held a special place in her heart thanks to the very personal attention her father received during his seven month stay. The busy Northeast Nebraska native and retired Lincoln Public Schools administrator took time over the years to keep up with Madonna’s progress.
“I’ve followed the newspaper articles and other literature about Madonna. The human interest stories are so helpful for all of Lincoln to better understand Madonna and its mission.”
As a retired teacher and grade school principal, Gayle is passionate about education, but when it came time to consider her favorite charities in her estate, Gayle included Madonna as well.
“Health care is constantly changing and we don’t know what innovations are down the road. Planned giving is a way to support new innovation that doesn’t yet exist,” she explained.
“Madonna has had such a positive impact. Its impact is world-wide, not just at 54th and South Streets.”