Donor Makes Special Gift as Tribute to Associates
Asan Tejwani wants the people who work at Le Bonheur to know someone appreciates them. Tejwani recently made a gift to the hospital as a tribute to all Le Bonheur nurses, doctors and other medical professionals. An asthma treatment room in the Emergency Department was named in recognition of his special donation.
"I made this gift so the Le Bonheur staff at all levels of the hospital would know that someone appreciates, acknowledges and honors their dedication and devotion to the care of Le Bonheur's children," said Tejwani.
The plaque recognizing his gift includes the phrase: "Love All, Serve all."
"I believe that philanthropy is the life blood of human civilization and evolution," Tejwani said. "We have never really lived until we have done something for someone who can never repay."
For Tejwani, the moments that most stand out in his life are those when he has done something for others. "The purpose of life is not to be just happy," he says, "but to have made some difference in the life of someone else. This shows you have lived well."
Tejwani's philosophy of life explains why he has included Le Bonheur in his estate plans as well as making a generous gift in celebration of the life of his parents Jhami Bai and Gianchand H. Tejwani. An office in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was named in memory of his parents in 2011.
"Mr. Tejwani is part of a caring and generous community of supporters who believe in the hospital's future and who trust the staff to do the work that truly matters — helping children," said Sue Matthews, director of planned giving for the Le Bonheur Foundation. "Mr. Tejwani's legacy will live on in the lives and hearts of those children who will one day benefit from his planned gifts. Those children will never know him, but one day they will understand that he, and many others, loved and cared for them when they needed help."