Emotional Support

I Have a Hero

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My hero is Dr. Jimmie Holland. She just passed away at 90 years old. She was a truly remarkable lady and one I so wish I had been fortunate enough to meet. From an article in the New York Times, I am paraphrasing a few of her thoughts. Dr. Holland was the first woman to pioneer the field of psycho-oncology – the emotional distress of cancer patients while their medical symptoms were being addressed. She became the first woman to head a clinical department at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was frustrated that her husband’s oncology colleagues […]