It is always exciting to go to a new local place that you've never been to before, and I am thankful to have that experience tonight at the George Town Club on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington D. C. The event was a gathering of folks that have supported Dr. Aziza Shad through her work in Pediatric Oncology-Hematology through the years, and most notably, the work she has done for the last 18 months at The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore (a Lifebridge Health Center). Every child diagnosed with cancer is treated with grace and dignity under the loving care and direction of Dr. Shad and her staff, and the gathering was a "meeting of the minds" to continue this care, as well as bring new initiatives (like a Cancer Survivorship Program or Psycho-Social Services) in an already vibrant Department of Pediatrics at Sinai.
So, shouldn't every kid who needs medical care, some more than others, and world-wide to boot, receive great care? I think so, and it starts at the local level no matter where one lives. I am honored and humbled to get involved!
Photos of Ryan and Noah Grove along with other Young Adult Cancer Survivors!