March 2013 Blog Posts

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Bill Alfano

Eight years ago, Brent McCreesh, then 2, was fighting stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. 

Consequently, Brent endured hundreds of blood transfusions, seven rounds of chemotherapy, 13 surgeries, three weeks of radiation, two stem cell transplants and 15 months of isolation. His life was an eight-by-ten foot hospital room.

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Today is Albert Einstein's birthday. He would have been 134 years old today.  There are many great quotes of his to choose from but we thought "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" really captured the PMC spirit!

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When Sarah Vicidomini was 21-years-old, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Six weeks later, the unthinkable happened. Her father, John Coughlin, was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer. 

Nearly ten years ago, the two simultaneously battled life threatening illnesses. Previously known as the “father-daughter duo” in the oncology ward at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Sarah and John are now cancer free. 

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