Saturday, May 27th | 8 Sivan 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


David Deutchman


2020 was the year that the world lost David Deutchman – the beloved “ICU grandpa” who spent the last 14 years cuddling babies in the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Deutchman passed away in November from pancreatic cancer at the age of 86, having been diagnosed with the disease less than three weeks previously. To celebrate his legacy, Children’s Healthcare arranged a drive-by parade outside Deutchman’s home shortly before his death, complete with a NICU transport truck and helicopter. Deutchman began volunteering after retiring from a career in business marketing, saying of his new vocation, “I came to love it, but not just because of the connection with the babies, but the whole atmosphere of the hospital.” (Photo: Crazy Good Turns / Screenshot)


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