K&C - Marc Bresloff, volunteer, Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana-Farber, Sharon 8-15-17

Marc has been a volunteer at the Jimmy Fund Clinic for 2 years. His daughter, Lauren, was treated at the Clinic for many years - she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. She passed away before her 19th birthday. Marc gives back to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund Clinic for a number of reasons. He says the love, kindness, empathy and care provided by the Child Life Specialists, the nurses and the doctors helped them to navigate the worst period of their lives. Marc says Lisa Scherber and her team provide a safe zone for the children and their families. The services they provide, the outings, the ball games, the teen weekends, the holiday parties and summer festivals are amazing. Marc says the Jimmy Fund Clinic is a very, very special place and he is so proud to be a part of it.


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