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Patient Stories

Sherri McArdle-Krautter
Early vigilance leads to happy outcome for endometrial cancer survivor

“I’m very lucky to have a happy ending. I’m very blessed. With all of the stressors I have gone through during the cancer and recovery, you still have to take those blessings – here I am to talk about it.”

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Carolyn Kubik
A Magee-Trained Doctor Turns Patient in a Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

“It was really important to me to be strong for my staff and for them to see: I was not going to let [cancer] beat me down. I was not going to let it stop my career. I just wasn’t letting it happen.”

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Darcel Fahy
Toasting Darcel Fahy — and the Ovarian Cancer Research She Championed

“She wanted ways to help people, and if not find a cure, find a way to detect it.”

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Melva Deitt
‘The Three of Us Were It:’ A grandmother’s annual gift celebrates three generations united by Magee

“I swear, those two doctors slept at the hospital. Anytime I went in for any kind of test, one of them was always there.”

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Bridget Gooden
Pumped Up for HIV Prevention

“If I can help any mom or her baby, I will.”

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Darcel Fahy
With You Always: The indelible mark of a woman who refused to let cancer win

“She didn’t let her diagnosis define her. She ruled it.”

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Jennifer Bingham
‘This Is Truly a Miracle:’ Jennifer Bingham remembers the Mother’s Day that almost wasn’t

“I have been able to celebrate Mother’s Day for 45 years because of Magee-Womens Hospital, and I thank you every year.”

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Robbie Lacritz Deitch
A Legacy of Impact: Gift to fund ovarian cancer research realizes tenfold return on investment

“Yes, we lost an amazing friend, but we are saving so many other people’s lives. That’s what Robbie would have wanted.”

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Kelly Jo Carley
‘Don’t Have That Stigma:’ Son raises awareness, research funding for endometrial cancers in memory of his mom

“Even if this helps raise awareness for one person, don’t hide it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk about these things with your friends and family, and especially your doctor.”

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