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Lymphoma and Pets
Woman Leaves Big Gift
A philanthropist who lost her battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma lost her battle, but left a big gift:
"When Eileen Fulford died last year in Charlottetown after a two and a half-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, she left a remarkable legacy as a volunteer, teacher, nurse, philanthropist and a top golfer. She also left something of a surprise for her family.
Ms. Fulford, who was 64, bequeathed $1.5-million to Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, one of the largest individual gifts in the hospital’s history.
True to her nature, she didn’t want any personal recognition. Instead she made the donation in the name of her parents, Joseph and Eileen McMillan, whose names will be on a new ambulatory care centre. Dr. McMillan, who died in 1972, was a renowned surgeon who founded a local clinic and won the Canadian Medical Association’s first Medal of Service in 1946. Ms. McMillan, who passed away in 2007, was one of the province’s first dieticians."