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Marsha L. DeBakey, president of the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation, says her husband had a special place in his heart for both rural medicine and underserved communities.
Marsh served as a nurse for over 42 years in the Mobile area. Today, Marsha exhibits the same passion for the medical field as she follows in the footsteps of Dr. DeBakey by continuing to support the advancement for better health of all individuals in a variety of efforts.
"It is a rewarding feeling to send someone out in the world with a marvelous education. Imagine the number of people they help during their lifetime,"
Dr. DeBakey was recognized by the Healthcare Hall of Fame and his peers as one of the preeminent general surgeons in the Southeast during a career that spanned more than 60 years in addition to being remembered for his philanthropic work and community service.