Patient Stories

In April 2007, after symptoms of dark urine and a rash, Lucien Zito visited a surgeon who determined his symptoms were caused by a mass on his pancreas. This information was devastating to hear but even more devastating was the doctor’s conclusion that his cancer was inoperable. Thoughts of confusion and hopelessness overtook the Zito family.
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My story begins on October 9th, 2016. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I had lived 29 years without any significant medical history besides a bout of childhood asthma.
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NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is the largest referral center in New York for infants with congenital heart disease, with the highest survival rate for pediatric heart surgery in the state and one of the highest in the nation. So that’s where Rob Foley and Lauren Kifer-Foley came when their 20-week pre-natal sonogram and further tests revealed their baby would be born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
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No more back pain, better quality of life
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Patricia Kingsbury is camping, biking and giving back
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Marcia Dzija gets a second chance
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Danielle Menard Mazurowski, 39, was teaching music in a Virginia elementary school and planning her next vacation with her husband, Jay, when she learned that she had a rare cancer called adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) arising in the outer layer of the adrenal glands that rest on top of the kidneys.
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Life can be snatched from you in an instant. A more diabolical way is to be told by your doctor that you have cancer. Is it just as much a life-crushing moment if you had an idea something was wrong and your doctor’s confir-mation somehow gave it bonafide legitimacy?
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