If there is one theme that runs throughout each patient’s story when they talk about City of Hope, it is that we did more than just treat their disease — we also treated them as people with unique needs.
|Michael A. Friedman, M.D.|
President and C.E.O.
Take Stephanie, the brave young woman who battled breast cancer while being pregnant, or Maria, whose 7-year-old daughter has spent the last five years of her childhood fighting leukemia. Both say that City of Hope listened to them, cared for them and treated them in a way that made City of Hope feel like family.
Too many patients today are left to fend for themselves after they have been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening disease. They are expected to ask all the right questions and find all the right answers themselves. That is unacceptable to us.
That is why our staff — from administrators to surgeons to doctors to nurses — come together to embrace each patient and their family. To show them where to go and help them find out what they need to do.
As a friend of City of Hope, I know you understand what I am talking about. That compassionate care, along with the innovative research that we conduct to bring new treatments to our patients faster, is why I believe you support City of Hope. Thank you for everything you do.