Our Purpose

Hope in Grace is a non-profit organization recently created following the passing of our beloved daughter, Grace Doffin, in the summer of 2009.

We believe that Grace was given to us and taken from us for a reason. We strive to find meaning in such an unthinkable loss.

It is our desire that Grace’s story will continue to have an impact on the lives of others, even after her death. We hope that Grace will never be forgotten. We are thankful for the life lessons she taught us, for the knowledge and expertise of the doctors and nurses who cared for her and for the sweet memories we have of Grace’s short life.

It is our hope that this organization will help future children and their families find hope and joy in a long, healthy life after being diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

It is for these reasons that we established this organization in her memory. The purpose of the organization is:

– To support pediatric cardiology research at the University of Minnesota by funding the Grace Doffin Pediatric Heart Research Fund, an endowment fund through the University of Minnesota Foundation;

– To promote excellence in education in the field of neonatal and pediatric medical care;

– To reward exceptional neonatal and pediatric medical care personnel.

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