What if there was a way to connect medical providers with patients in need. To take the challenge of the unknown and tackle it together. To provide women in need with answers.

Driven to find a solution, those two doctors founded Gateway to Hope.


David Caplin, M.D.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

“Gateway to Hope’s success is measured not only by the number of lives we have saved but also by the number of people who have rallied to the cause.  Our supporters are the true unheralded heroes.  Our patients’ stories are heartbreaking and inspiring, and their gratitude for the care our organization provides is humbling.” – Dr. David Caplin

Dr. David Caplin is a highly-respected plastic surgeon, who has spent years witnessing firsthand the uncertainty and fears that come with a breast cancer. But there was a turning point in his career when a patient was diagnosed with a tumor in her breast. She had no insurance and couldn’t afford treatment. She sadly passed away, leaving behind a husband and two children.

That patient’s story haunted Dr. Caplin. He set out to create a program that ensures the treatment of individuals who can’t afford proper care – no matter what. He teamed up with Dr. Schuh. Started recruiting volunteers, and Gateway to Hope was founded. His unending dedication to seeking out new partners and providers has made Gateway to Hope a life-saving success.

Marlys Schuh, M.D.
Board-Certified Surgeon

“I feel privileged that we are able to provide professional care to women diagnosed with breast cancer who don’t have the means to access the necessary treatment.” – Marlys Schuh, M.D.

Dr. Marlys Schuh is revered in her field. She is a Board-certified surgeon, specializing in the breast cancer field. And since her first conversation with Dr. Caplin about starting a non-profit, she’s been fighting every step of the way to helping individuals struggling to afford breast cancer treatment. Every day, Dr. Schuh carries out Gateway to Hope’s mission through her actions and advocacy for women in need.

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