When you are able to relax people, you improve their capacity to heal faster.
Dr. Parr is a great mentor and inspiration to me. He was the quarterback of our heart team when he launched the program in 1988 and, 27 years later, he continues to play a pivotal role.
She told us we were in her prayers every day. It gave us hope when we were terrified.
My hope is that other people who experience what Ruth and I did will be helped by this program.
There is a long understanding of how certain toys can benefit particular needs such as building dexterity or spatial awareness.
It was important for my father to give people a helping hand when they felt their world caving in around them
My colleagues immediately knew it was a serious problem when I stopped talking in the middle of a presentation and laid my head down on the conference room desk.
I personally and professionally benefitted from this institution and thought it was the right thing to do.
Creating a medical home through the sharing of expertise and services for children who suffer with complex issues is what this hospital does best. These centers of excellence that Goryeb has built for children are, no doubt, the best in New Jersey.
My experience with cancer totally changed me as a person and a father. I want to give back by becoming an advocate for others going through what I did.
I like to know there’s a first-rate medical facility available if they need it.
I couldn’t help but form a lasting impression of the nurses and doctors and their many acts of kindness during what was a very difficult time.
The most effective way to treat a child is to treat the whole child in a facility close to home.
I love being able to see the money go full circle and benefit our patients.
Patients and their families have raved about their care at Morristown for as far back as I can remember.
As a part of this community for more than 20 years, we want to see the hospital thrive.
I wanted to lift our son Darren’s spirits and show him how much his sister is loved.
It’s easy for our kids to attach themselves to causes that involve helping other kids.
It was terrible, but lying there is when I realized I wanted to raise money that would help other kids have distractions when they were in the hospital.
We rode up the elevator and quietly entered the unit, and much to my surprise we were greeted by a group of smiling and welcoming nurses who gathered to make us comfortable. I can't tell you how good that made me feel.
Last week l found myself in the [Overlook] emergency department, my 11-month old son lying motionless between my legs and struggling to breathe as nurses and doctors flooded the room to stabilize him, start lV lines and suction him. Honestly, it is hard for me to write this without crying...
This grant meant the world to us, It made my family feel like, even though we have to go through tough times right now, we’ll be OK.
They held my hand, wiped my tears and told both my husband and me that we were in great hands and that I was going to be OK
I was finishing my shift on the ice and came back to the bench not feeling so well. The next thing I know I’m on my back with a stunned group of guys standing around me.
It is an amazing place. The ambience is very relaxing and much different than going to a doctor’s office.
I had assembled a world-class Garden State medical and IM team all under one roof at the Simon Cancer Center. They saved my life. And they all hugged me to boot!
He told me my name was familiar to him, because he had recently been discussing my case. I was absolutely taken aback.
We focus on the small things that make life joyful.
When the doctors and nurses at the clinic heard the news they rushed out into the waiting room and hugged me and twirled me around.
Tara can single-handedly be credited for getting us on the right path. She understood the value of getting the right intervention as quickly as possible.
Not only was everyone incredibly professional, but they knew what was wrong and gave us the correct diagnosis.
Steve Kinsey remembers Long Beach Island in the summer of 2016 as everything you don’t want a family vacation to be. His 8-year-old son, Aidan, was sick with headaches, vomiting, and dizziness. There were multiple trips to urgent care and the nearby hospital’s Emergency Department and multiple guesses by doctors on what was going on. No one seemed to know.
All the while Aidan’s condition was getting worse.
The last straw happened when they were in the car and Aidan asked, “Daddy why is that traffic light split in two?”
Mr. Kinsey knew the answer to that question — his son had begun having double vision — and he knew just what their next move would be.
There was no in-between. My condition went downhill really fast.
They even taught him how to get out of a chair without using his arms. It was the icing on the cake.
Retired physician and past president of the medical staff, Felix Schletter, MD, returned to the hospital for open heart surgery. John Brown III, MD, the Grant V.S. Parr, MD, Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery, replaced his aortic valve and repaired his mitral valve.
If Dr. Schletter was nostalgic for the intimate place that was once his second home, he certainly appreciated the now nationally recognized care he received. For 11 days, the physician who once called the shots became a very complimentary patient.
“It was a lot of fun,” he says, deadpanning with a chuckle. “I went through the steps just like anyone else would.”
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