Creating Your Legacy

A Lesson to Share with Others

Dave Weiper learned a lot from his mother—the importance of compassion, the art of helping others and how to leave a legacy.

“As long as I can remember, my mom was always helping kids, making sure they had the best chance to succeed,” Dave says. “That’s why I became interested in children’s causes and have a strong affinity for them. She instilled that in me.”

Like his mother, Dave wanted to help children. When he learned about our new Critical Care Building (CCB), he saw an opportunity to make an impact. The state-of-the-art patient care tower added 249 private rooms for our most fragile and complex patients—transforming how families experience our care.

“After touring the new building, it seems like they’ve thought about every last detail in caring for the kids who have to come in,” he says.  “I think about all of the kids who start life with devastating diseases, pain and adversity, and it’s something that they don’t deserve.”

That’s why he named a garden space honoring his mother in the CCB and has included a significant bequest in his will to support our Charitable Care Fund. This gift will provide financial assistance to families who face overwhelming bills related to the care and survival of their child. His gifts not only help the families in greatest need, but also honor his mother’s giving spirit. 

“I know there are a lot of families who might not have insurance or enough money to pay for the type of treatments their child needs,” he says. “I hope this will help them through some of their toughest times.”