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Video Interviews with the Brehms

In 2004, Dee and Bill Brehm gave the largest gift in the history of the U-M Health System, and the second-largest ever received by the University. The gift stands apart not only for its size, but also for its vision.

These video interviews show Bill and Dee Brehm discussing their gift, their vision, and their life with diabetes, as well as clips of former U-M Health System CEO Robert Kelch, M.D., describing what the gift means to the University of Michigan.


Mrs. Delores (Dee) Brehm

Dee looks back on the moment that started the Brehms' quest for a cure
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Dee talks about the motivation for the $44M gift
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Dee talks about her 55 years of insulin shots and glucose testing
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Dee talks about type 1 diabetes treatment back when she was diagnosed
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Dee discusses her daily diabetes-care routine today
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Dee's hopes for the future
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Dee talks about Bill's role in helping her with her diabetes
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Mr. William (Bill) Brehm

Bill discusses life with Dee's diabetes
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Bill's vision for the future
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Bill stresses the need for a cure for type 1 diabetes
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Bill discusses why the University of Michigan is the right place for this gift
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Bill lays out his vision for broad cooperation toward a cure
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Dr. Robert Kelch, M.D.

(former Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs / UMHS)

Dr. Kelch describes what the gift will do for U-M
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Dr. Kelch discusses the gift's public impact
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Dr. Kelch talks about the scientific search for a type 1 diabetes cure
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