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MyMichigan receives donation from young philanthropist

ALPENA, Mich. — One Alpena resident just gave the hospital a very generous gift.

Ten–year–old Theo Stafford recently donated $50 of his own money to the hospital’s COVID–19 prehabilitation program. His father, who works at the hospital, supported his philanthropic gesture by matching his donation— for a total of $100.

Ann Cosbitt, program director for inpatient rehab at MyMichigan, says she was very happy to hear about Stafford’s gift.

“I was actually speechless at first, which is hard for me. But, it really was heartwarming to have this donation. He’s really paving the way for a great future and being a really good leader.”

The COVID prehabilitation program helps patients stay mobile and in high spirits so they have an easier transition into physical therapy.

Stafford earned the money through chores around the house and has donated about $800 to various charities throughout the past several years.