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Supporting those with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

For a while, Amy Sumbrum did her best to connect patients with each other informally, creating a sort of ad hoc support group. She understood they were dealing with side effects that other cancer patients didn’t endure. As a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, […]

The power of being in the right place

She walked into the house with big “hellos” for everyone. Not that Joyce Lawson particularly wanted to be back at Kevin Guest House. A return to the grand Victorian on Ellicott Street meant that her husband, Craig, was back at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center facing more complications from his treatment for bladder cancer. But […]

Respite for the Caregiver

Respite for the caregiver – Sheran and Ken Lawton Sheran Lawton was curled up on the couch in the living room. The comfy couch. That was important. She needed that feeling of home, of being enveloped in the softness and warmth of that familiar piece of furniture. Sheran was exhausted. She had gone “over the […]

A Canadian in Sabres territory

Kathy was ready for the hockey game, complete with her scarf featuring the red and white maple leaf of the Canadian Flag. She made no apologies cheering for the Montreal Canadiens, despite the fact the Buffalo Sabres were hosting her and several others from Kevin Guest House for the late October game in KeyBank Center. […]