A Healthier Future for the Next Generation
Dick Weiland has always felt guided by his Jewish values, particularly the tradition of l’dor, va’dor, a Hebrew phrase that means, “from generation to generation.” For Dick and his family, this idea has shaped their love for each other and their strong belief in giving back.
It’s one of the reasons he was inspired to support Cincinnati Children’s with a gift that ensures he can impact this generation and those in the future.
“This is a place that has provided so much for our family, our community and our world,” Dick says smiling. “It’s my honor to support the amazing work they do.”
Dick’s daughter Jeanne was treated here for pneumonia when she was 11 years old. The outstanding care she received inspired her to go into medicine, and she spent nearly 30 years as a nurse practitioner in our Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Our world-class care also impacted the next generation of the Weiland family. Experts in our Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition treated one of Dick’s grandchildren who has Crohn’s disease.
“As a medical professional, I knew my child would get the best possible treatment here. As a mom, I knew this was the place that would care for our whole family,” Jeanne says. “We had a really long hospitalization, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It was absolutely incredible.”
Dick worked with our Legacy Planning team to find the best way to show his appreciation for the place that has meant so much to his family. Together, they found a way for him to help the kids we treat during his lifetime and to also leave a legacy with a portion of his estate. He chose to support the areas that have had the most impact on his family—benefiting both the Cystic Fibrosis Center and our Division of Gastroenterology.
“There’s no place in the world like Cincinnati Children’s in terms of providing innovative and compassionate care and advancing life-changing research,” Dick shares. “Our community benefits by having this gem right in our backyard. We all need to do what we can to keep it strong and thriving.”