My sister Susan was a long time melanoma cancer survivor. Spanning over 2 decades of treatments she encountered many nurses that provided invaluable comfort and support. Susan loved the sea, vibrant color, meaningful hugs, her amazing family and her work to create a just world for all.
She passed in August 2020 and her memory lives on within me.
My cancer journey started on October 27, 2021 when I experienced severe pains. The rest of this story has knocked me off my feet and has changed me in unexpected ways.
During my initial recovery from my Nephrectomy, the around-the-clock care I was given was incredible and had an impact that will be felt forever.
To the nurses on the oncology floor at Long Island Jewish Medical Center:
I am so grateful for all your support.
Thank you for being so compassionate and caring. You have left me in awe of what you do everyday. You are the backbone of patient recovery and the unsung heroes. My sister Susan and I recognize you and want to honor you.
This fund was established to help incoming nurses defray their educational expenses.
Please open your hearts and give to a wonderful cause.
- Kidney cancer information: https://www.northwell.edu/cancer-institute/cancer-care/conditions/kidney-cancer
- Melanoma information: https://www.northwell.edu/cancer-institute/cancer-care/conditions/melanoma