This story is about a young man I know who began working in the IT department of a local hospital. His mother also worked in the same hospital. He was skilled, excited, and committed.
That's why a team of nurses from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York--some of whom were not even scheduled to work that day--traipsed on foot across the Bronx in fast-falling snow to knock on doors and deliver compassionate care to those who needed it but could not leave their homes.
I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.
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