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Susan A. Hyams Memorial Fund

Total Number of Gifts: 8
Total Value of Gifts: $755.00

Recent Donors

Elizabeth Cottingham


Mrs. Esther Levin-Morrison

Mrs. Ellen F Morgenstein

Mohammad Allaf

Marie Coyea

Dr. Faye Rosenbaum

Mr. Jeffrey Hyams

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In Memory of Susan A. Hyams

The Susan A. Hyams Memorial Fund was established in 2003 by West Hartford resident and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center physician Jeffrey Hyams, M.D., as a tribute to his wife who passed away in 2002 due to complications related to multiple sclerosis. Interest earned from contributions to the fund are restricted for local programs including annual scholarships for people with multiple sclerosis to attend MS Vacation Week.

Each year, Susan Hyams’ parents, Herbert and Alice Margolis, visit MS Vacation Week to meet the scholarship recipients. “Our daughter loved MS Vacation Week so much our family thought it was appropriate that there be a scholarship in her memory,” said Alice Margolis of West Hartford.

MS Vacation Week is held annually at Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks in Hebron. Camp Hemlocks is designed specifically for accessibility, therefore the facility provides a unique environment allowing for independence.

“MS Vacation Week is a rare opportunity for individuals with advanced stages of MS to experience fun-filled camp activities not usually accessible because of the disabling effects of the disease,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter President. “We are thankful to Dr. Hyams, the Margolis family, and the generous donors to the fund which annually provides camper fees, personal care assistance, and transportation for clients to attend this vital program.”

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