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Personal Cancer Stories

Cancer affects countless lives in and outside of South Florida. Watch personal cancer stories from former Sylvester patients, their loved ones and Pap Corps members. Each inspirational story highlights the impact of cancer on their lives and how Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center or The Pap Corps has changed their lives.

COURTNEY KAISERMAN
THANKS DR. CARMEN CALFA

"Thank you for the love and support I needed during one of the most desperate times in my life. You truly are my angel on earth and my biggest blessing."

DIANE RAMSEY
THANKS DR. NKIRUKA EZENWAJIAKU

"Not only were you my rock during a period of pain and uncertainty, but you also became the soldier who helped me fight when I didn't have the strength."

RICHARD GAFF
THANKS DR. RANJITH RAMASAMY

"You provided a path to beat cancer and preserved my ability to have a child. Now when I look at my daughter, I know I'm the luckiest man alive… for that, I'm forever grateful."

Rayna

Rayna is a pancreatic cancer survivor and a member of our executive board. Find out how her friends and the staff at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center helped her through her journey.

Joel

Joel is a stage 3 colon cancer survivor. Find out how Joel’s family and his professional background were instrumental in his recovery.

Stevie

Stevie is a breast cancer survivor. Find out how her Pap Corp membership affected her recovery.

Bob Jean

Henry-Robert “Bob” Jean shares the story of his treatment for colon cancer by Dr. Caio Max S. Rocha Lima of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Carla Hill

Two-time breast cancer survivor Carla Hill shares the story of her treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth — University of Miami Health System. Carla was treated by Frederick Moffat, M.D., professor of surgery.

Julie Nance

Thyroid cancer survivor Julie Nance shares the story of her treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth — University of Miami Health System. Carla was treated by David Arnold, M.D., associate professor at the Miller School of Medicine.

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