All Posts in Category: Patient Stories

Gone Fishin’

It’s only March, but Kenneth Theetge, age seventy-five, is looking forward to early May, when he, his grandson, and his next-door neighbor will go fishing for muskies in Waneta Lake.

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The Right Place at the Right Time

Ed Hartz, eighty-two, is a very familiar face around town. He lived in Ithaca for many years while his children were growing up, and although he has moved south to warmer climes, he and his wife, Judy, return every summer to a cottage on the lake, south of Aurora. While his summers are typically busy with family events, golf, and other outdoor activities, the summer of 2013 held other things in store.

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One Happy Family

Marian and Ben Saks, DO, both grew up in Schuyler County. Her parents live two miles down the road in Hector and several of his family members live in the area as well, including his dad, Dr. William Saks, a beloved ob-gyn physician recently retired from Schuyler Hospital, where Ben now practices internal medicine. “Ours was an arranged marriage,” Ben says, laughing. “My sister and Marian’s cousins decided we should end up together.” And it came to pass that Marian and Ben were married in 2010.

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One Percent

Just two weeks after celebrating his thirty-third birthday, Jason Hungerford learned that he was a member of a singular group of people: the one percent of colorectal cancer patients under the age of forty.

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