FedExFamilyHouse founder Susan Graf learned at a young age how long-distance health care impacts a family. When she was nine years old, her mother moved with her special needs brother to Philadelphia for his medical treatment while Susan and the rest of the family stayed behind in Boston. By age 10, Susan was cooking, cleaning and helping to run the household. This experience inspired Susan to create a home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur.
FedExFamilyHouse opened its doors in December 2010 and is the first home of its kind for families at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Financial support for construction of FedExFamilyHouse came from a $2.3 million donation from FedEx Corporation and personal donations from Fred Smith, Chairman and CEO, and his wife Diane and Alan Graf, Executive Vice President and CFO, and his wife Susan. FedEx Family House has served over 40,000 family members from around the world since opening its doors.Visit site >