A Tribute to Fr. Ted

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh C.S.C. in his Hesburgh Library officeAndean Health & Development is honoring the life of our co-founder, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh who died Thursday night, February 26, at the age of 97. He will remain in our hearts forever, and his legacy will live on through Hesburgh Hospital in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

Fr. John Jenkins remembered Fr. Hesburgh at the memorial.

Please watch the video below at minute 9:28 to hear Fr. Jenkins’ beautiful mention of David Gaus and Andean Health & Development.

Recent articles in the press on Fr. Ted’s life:
– New York Times
– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Washington Post
– ABC 57 News (with interviews with ND’s student club, the Hesburgh Heroes)
1982 “60 Minutes: The Extraordinary Life of Father Hesburgh”
NPR Interview with Fr. Hesburgh in 1990

More information about Fr. Ted’s life can be found on Notre Dame’s website.

Thank you to all our supporters who are helping realize Fr. Hesburgh’s legacy.

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Fr. Ted was co-founder of Andean Health and Chair of Andean Health’s Board. You can read Fr. Ted’s bio here.



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