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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
Winthrop-University Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to Winthrop
Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch
 

NFL Player and Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch

Speaking to a crowd of lung cancer survivors and their families at a recent celebratory brunch, former NFL player Chris Draft praised the strength of everyone in the room, and called Jeffrey Schneider, MD, Chief of Oncology/Hematology and the Director of the Lung Cancer Program at Winthrop, a fighter.

"I know this man fights for you every day," said Mr. Draft, who played for the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills during a 12-year NFL career.

Mr. Draft founded "Team Draft" after his wife, Lakeasha, a non-smoker, died of lung cancer in 2011 at the age of 38. Now, he makes it his mission to empower survivors to live longer and stronger by changing the face of lung cancer. Bringing together survivors on this special December day was a part of that mission.

NFL Player and Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special BrunchLung cancer survivors gathered with former NFL player and lung cancer advocate Chris Draft (back row, center) and Jeffrey Schneider, MD, Chief of Oncology/Hematology and the Director of the Lung Cancer Program at Winthrop (back row, third from right), for a brunch to celebrate survivorship.

"Every single person here has an incredible story to share," said Dr. Schneider. "Mr. Draft has taken his loss and turned it into a motivation for everyone else."

A celebratory spirit of gratitude spread across Davenport Printing Press, as survivors came together over brunch to share their stories and express thanks to Dr. Schneider and Winthrop's Lung Cancer Program, calling it "the best."  One survivor's daughter was brought to tears when she told the room she didn't expect her father with worsening metastatic lung cancer to see her wedding day and how now, more than two years later, he is the very proud grandfather of his 6 month old granddaughter.

Dr. Schneider, too, spoke in awe of the courage and strength each patient and their family brought to their battle with cancer. He also thanked his staff, especially Grace Groser, RN, MSN, OCN, CHPCN, who recently joined his team as Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator, and was instrumental in organizing the brunch.

For more information on Team Draft, visit www.teamdraft.org. For more information on Winthrop's Lung Cancer Program, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org