Both Dr. DeBakey and Marsha L. DeBakey (who served as a nurse for over 42 years in the Mobile area), strived to help improve health care in rural areas and underserved communities as well as a strong passion to educate children on the dangers effects of drugs and alcohol. 

The Foundation exhibits the same compelling action to follow in the footsteps of Dr. DeBakey  and Marsha 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," says DeBakey


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.

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