NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago – 8/13/15

Cancer survivor and two-time World Series Champion pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago Thursday, August 13. The night included a 3 Up, 3 Down event, which is a unique and fun take on the famous game show “Hollywood Squares.” Jon and Farrah, along with local celebrities, coaches and teammates, took part as contestants during the event. Fans watched the excitement and partook in live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the ...

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“The future lies in alternative cancer therapies for children with cancer”

Heather Salerno, For The Journal News

12 p.m. EDT May 14,2015

Every October, Dr. Mitchell Cairo is reminded why he continues to battle childhood cancer. That’s when he gets an email from a former patient, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at 16. It’s an annual thankyou note, one that marks the anniversary of a lifesaving bone marrow transplant that Cairo performed in 1987. Today, that patient is happily married, with three teenagers of his own. “He’s grateful every day ...

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“Daughter gone, but never forgotten”

Heather Salerno, For the Journal News
1:23 p.m. EDT May 15, 2015

Haverstraw’s David Goldwasser used to call his only child, Marisa, a miracle baby. His wife, Sharon, finally got pregnant after several miscarriages, and when Marisa was born, she was six weeks premature. Despite their early worries, she grew up to be a varsity athlete and a stellar student, topped with a sunny disposition. “She grew and thrived and turned out to be an extraordinary person,” Goldwasser says.

But in 1999, ...

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