Madigan Foundation president Alfred Buck, second from left, and foundation board member Leslie Burger, right, show their support for the Madigan Healthcare System by attending a recent Research Day at Madigan Army Medical Center. /Courtesy photo
In the early 1980s, Jack Gamble, a retired Air Force major general who was working at Madigan Army Medical Center, came across a military spouse who couldn't afford a stroller to push her newborn around in.
Gamble refused to sit idle and watch that young mother and other's needs like hers go unfulfilled.
"He would see to it they would find a way to have a stroller," said Alfred Buck, who was close friends with Gamble, who passed away recently.
What started with one man wanting to fill a need to prevent someone falling through the cracks in a large system blossomed years later with the creation of the Madigan Foundation.
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