Help us reach our goal of 1000 messages!


Over the last year, the healthcare workers at the University of Michigan Hospital have selflessly and valiantly devoted their lives to helping their patients and our community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community, we feel it is our turn to step up and say THANK YOU to all of the incredible individuals who have helped keep us safe during these trying times. Our mission is to create an EPIC display filled with heartfelt messages from the student body for the courageous Michigan healthcare workers.

We want our THANK YOU to be loud to emphasize our gratitude for our brave healthcare workers. Using massive letters 8 feet tall and 15 feet wide, these letters will contain hundreds (or thousands) of plastic balls each with a message written on it. When the project is over, the words THANK YOU will be a colorful array of appreciation centrally located in the hospital for all of our heroes to see and feel appreciated. Most importantly, we want to let our heroes know that their community has their back in these unprecedented times.





Major: Psychology

Class of 2021

Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Brendan is leading the construction of the ‘THANK BLUE’ display. He is also involved in the team’s marketing and finance efforts. As an aspiring physician, Brendan is excited to work on the THANK BLUE project to show his appreciation for the courageous healthcare workers that have inspired him over the past year.


Major: Pre-Med

Class of 2023

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Omar is leading the funding and outreach to University of Michigan’s student government for sponsorship. He is additionally involved with the marketing and construction efforts of the display. Omar is very excited about giving back to the courageous healthcare workers who have sacrificed so much of their time and energy to providing the best patient care possible. The healthcare heroes have worked so selflessly throughout this pandemic and deserve even more than our gratitude.


Major: UX Design & CS

Class of 2023

Hometown: Denver, CO

Grant is in charge of design, marketing, and social media efforts for the THANK BLUE project. Grant is excited to show gratitude to the valiant and selfless healthcare heroes who have risked their lives over the past year.


Major: Computer Science

Class of 2022

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Eric is leading the development of this website and message collection. He is also involved with the display construction and marketing efforts. As a prior patient at UM Hospital, he's eager to give back to the healthcare workers that made the incredible sacrifices for the community.


Follow us on Instagram @THANK_BLUE or email THANK-BLUE@UMICH.EDU