Dan Gilbert donates nearly $400M to fund neurofibromatosis facility in Detroit

Author: Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press
Published On: 09/06/2023

Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and his wife, Jennifer, announced on Wednesday a $375 million donation toward a physical medicine and rehabilitation facility as part of Henry Ford Health's campus expansion, in honor of their late son.

Dan Gilbert on Wednesday said it would bring a 72-bed physical medicine and rehabilitation facility to Detroit to honor Nick Gilbert, who died this year after suffering with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve pathways anywhere in the body. Gilbert also announced the Nick Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Research Institute in partnership with Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. Other partners include Chicago-based Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Henry Ford Health.

"We believe Detroit deserves the very best," said Dan Gilbert at a news conference in the Book Tower downtown. "We also believe that every Detroiter should be able to access the best health care and benefit from the most promising medical research."

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