It is difficult to put into words just how special a gift it is to finally have two healthy children after a two-year-long battle with pediatric cancer.
When my then-4-year-old son, Adam, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma two years ago I knew the diagnosis would have a vast impact on my personal life. What I did not immediately realize was how deeply his diagnosis would impact my professional life in the High Energy Physics Lab here at GE Global Research.
Every day for over 10 years I have worked to invent medical imaging technology that can improve patient outcomes. It wasn’t until my son’s diagnosis, however, that I came to realize just what it is like to be a patient – or the parent of a patient – whose health depends on that technology. Seeing scans of my son’s cancer brought into focus the reasons why the work we do at GE Global Research is so important.
The advanced imaging technology invented by GE gave the doctors treating my son’s cancer a clear advantage over the disease.
Now that my son is done with treatments, my wife and I have started a fund that supports the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s research for finding a cure for Neuroblastoma, which has a devastatingly high rate of relapse.
The video below was produced with hopes of furthering that effort by sharing our story. I hope you’ll take some time to watch the video and consider supporting Dana Farber’s efforts. Adam, and many other children are depending on Dana Farber and technology developed by GE for a fighting chance against this disease – your donation can have an impact.