Nice to see fa­mil­iar faces

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hus­band ac­cepted a pa­trol po­si­tion on the

“We missed Texas,” Joan said, “but it is nice to be home, too.”

Life was good for the cou­ple. Brian had re­tired, and their chil­dren had given them five grand­daugh­ters and one great grand­daugh­ter. Then ear­lier this year Joan re­ceived word from an on­col­o­gist in Burling­ton that rocked the cou­ple’s world. She had pan­cre­atic can­cer, an ag­gres­sive form of can­cer, one which is dif­fi­cult to treat. The orig­i­nal plan was for her to re­ceive her chemo­ther­apy treat­ment in Burling­ton, but be­cause she was so sick Dr. Ron­ald Ku­bica, who he knew well, was one of the two Dart­mouth Hitch­cock who pro­vides can­cer treat­ment for pa­tients Ku­bica know each other well.

“He said Dr. Ku­bica would be able to pro­vide me with the care I need right at hus­band were ex­cited she’d be able to re­ceive her care at her home­town hos­pi­tal. Her hus­band pointed out that not only do they have faith in the care they are re­ceiv­ing, but it is nice they are in fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings. Although he em­pha­sized his wife got out­stand­ing care in Burling­ton, it is nice for them to see so many fa­mil­iar have known one of the nurses in the on­col­ogy de­part­ment who care for his wife since she was a young girl.

“Dr. Ku­bica is just great,” Joan said “He is thor­ough, and if he doesn’t have an an­swer for me he finds it. He put us at ease with that twin­kle in his eyes. Every­body is great here.”

“They treat you like fam­ily,” Brian added. “We’re happy she can get her care here.”

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