Dr. Jenifer Bassett nominated by Susan Burr Kewin. These are her words.

Dr. Jenifer Bassett is a remarkable woman. She is a great physician and is a caring human being. She was my daughter Sabrina Burr’s primary care physician. When she found out that my daughter had stage 4 kidney failure she took it upon herself to get tested to be a donor. She was a good match and called one evening and offered to be a live donor. She not only gave my daughter a kidney, but also offered to give her part of her pancreas to cure the Type I diabetes that caused the kidney failure. She selflessly took off work and away from her family to donate a kidney and part of her pancreas to my daughter, which saved her life and got her off dialysis. She still continues to be a caring, selfless person and has helped others in need.

Susan Burr Kewin, on Dr. Jenifer Bassett

Leading up to International Women’s Day in March, First News at Nine, along with Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center and Furnish 123 are recognizing local women who have made remarkable contributions to their communities.

Each Tuesday during First News at Nine we will introduce you to one of the four finalists who have lead, inspired and paved the way for other women.