Legendary football coach Mike Ditka is joining the Chicago Tribune, UChicago Medicine and Misericordia Heart of Mercy to raise awareness about the need for increased funding to support care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to expand neuroscience research into the causes of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders affecting the brain.

For more than 35 years, Ditka has been a loyal friend and supporter of Misericordia and its residents, including Terry M., known around the campus as the “Mayor of Misericordia.” "The residents of Misericordia have an opportunity to live an extraordinary life," Ditka said. "And the care and love they get is unbelievable."

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Discover how Misericordia works to foster a compassionate community where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are encouraged to work, play and live life to its fullest.

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