Donor and Survivor Stories

At Bennett Cancer Center, we know cancer is personal. When you or someone you love has cancer, it’s an interruption of life that goes far beyond the physical. We'd like to share some remarkable stories of lives simultaneously affected by cancer and helped by the support of the Bennett Cancer Center.

Portraits of Hope

  • Cathy Danna

    Cathy Danna's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Cynthia Bates

    Cynthia Bates' Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Darryl Spaulding

    Darryl Spaulding's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Frank Vetrano

    Frank Vetrano's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Greg Durkin

    Greg Durkin's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Mary Russo

    Mary Russo's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Maureen Meehan

    Maureen Meehan

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Narish Hiller

    Narish Hiller

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Natalie Augustin

    Natalie Augustin's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

  • Salome Zuniga-Martinez

    Salome Zuniga-Martinez's Story

    Click through to view ten inspiring stories of hope from cancer suvivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.


Breast Cancer

Deb M - Breast CancerDeb M's Story

Deb’s test revealed that she would not need chemo or radiation. We presented the case to colleagues at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).

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ChristineChristine K's Story

The Bennett Cancer Center helped me beat my cancer and is why I’m here today.

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CarolCarol H's Story

How I survived breast cancer and how Stamford Hospital staff helped me through.

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AimeeAimee's Story

A triathlete faces her toughest challenge with some help from the Bennett Cancer Center.

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LindaLinda W's Story

Bennett Cancer Center was this breast cancer survivor’s “find” for solace and support.

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Colorectal Cancer

Joe CullenJoe C's Story

Watch Joe's story to learn about his experience at the Bennett Cancer Center.

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JohnJohn F's Story

The care and compassion of the Bennett Cancer Center is why I’m here today.

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Lung Cancer

MargaretaMargareta M's Story

A former smoker and Stamford Hopsital nurse becomes a lung cancer surivior.

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EvaEva's Story

The Bennett Cancer Center helped me beat my cancer and it’s why I’m here today.

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Upper GI Cancer

Mary LeeMary Lee's Story

"My motto is to live, love and laugh through all of this and to keep only the CAN in 'cancer'."

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Prostate Cancer

FrankFrank's Story

Frank V. felt great. But a routine physical showed his PSA numbers were high. In December 2012, a biopsy revealed that he had the early stages of prostate cancer

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