In April 2008, Debbie Zelman was forty years old when she learned she had stage IV stomach cancer and she would need chemotherapy for the rest of her life. Debbie received her Law Degree from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. In addition, she had previous fundraising experience and business experience from running her own law practice for ten years. In 2009 Debbie started Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) to aggressively and immediately fund research into innovative, progressive and cutting-edge treatments for stomach cancer to improve the diagnosis and treatment for this disease.She has now been the subject of many news stories and interviews. In January 2012 Debbie appeared on the Dr. Oz show in a segment about stomach cancer.
On December 23, 2017 Debbie's journey ended. Debbie's legacy will live on here at Savor Health and we will continue to dream big for her, as we continue to provide patient support for those with cancer, and like her, strive to find a cure for cancer through our efforts.