Life-Long Philanthropists

terry stent
Last month, Margaret and Terry Stent were recognized for
their life-long support and legacy of leadership to ensure that
DeKalb Medical continues to be a community healthcare leader.
A special reception was held to dedicate DeKalb Medical’s
Radiation Oncology Center to the memory of Terry Stent’s
mother, Yvonne T. Stent, who lost her battle to lung cancer.
In April 2013, the couple surprised area residents with an
anonymous million-dollar challenge grant for a much needed
expansion of the radiation oncology center. The Stents’ pacesetting
donation inspired more than 1,200 gifts ranging from
$25 to $250,000, which meant the $2 million capital campaign
goal was met in record time. The Advancing Hope and Healing
campaign funded a renovation that added 14,000 square feet to
the facility.
Several months ago, Terry found himself needing surgery when
his parathyroid “went rogue” risking his kidney health. The 74
year-old checked into the hospital around 5:30 a.m. where he
had the gland removed in just 45 minutes by John Kennedy,
M.D. Stent says he was back home in time to have lunch with
his wife, a former nurse, and his daughter, “and that’s the kind
of care everybody wants.”
“When someone thinks so much of the hospital to donate a
million dollars in matching funds, it serves as a very uniting
force. You can share the goodwill farther than yourself,” Kennedy
said.