Kitty Shallenberger of Hector was gradually giving up her regular three-mile walks with friends because the aching in her right knee had grown more painful during the last few years.
This Report to the Community gives us an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of 2015 and to thank the people who made it all happen. A number of important projects reached completion in 2015 through the hard work of our employees, physicians, volunteers, and board members.
It was November 2014 and Elizabeth Personius, 58, had just received the shock of her life: a diagnosis of lung cancer. On the verge of surgery and the journey of care that would treat her illness, Elizabeth and her husband, Ed, attended “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” a new education and support program offered at the Cayuga Cancer Center. Now a year later, with a clean MRI of her lungs and no sign of cancer, Elizabeth was the guest speaker at the annual shine-a-light event. This is her story.