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Tree of Life 2020

The Tree of Life Celebration is a special program to honor those touched by cancer. Each year, members of the Fox Chase community including patients, families, friends and staff share messages to honor loved ones, pay tribute to caregivers, and support fellow cancer patients. While we normally share these messages as "leaves" on a tree, this year’s event was held virtually so we’re sharing them online. Thanks to everyone for participating and helping to continue the Tree of Life tradition.

2021 Tree of Life

Just keep your hand in GOD'S Loving Hands!

Lisa

Working at Fox Chase Cancer Center for 15 years I am still surprised at the strength and courage of our patients. I love you all and pray for you and are always there for you all. I will always laugh and cry with you, most of the time you make me laugh.

Patricia

Please know there are other cancer survivors praying for you every day. You chose the right place for your fight and you will get through it one day at a time.

Lora

I am a cancer survivor and my son is also, I send my love and encouragement to you all .we are warriors of a different kind but have fought a battle and won, I'm so proud of us and all of you, never stop fighting you will win!

Migdalia

Sending positive thoughts to each of you at Fox Chase fighting and all over this world. You are in good hands now and even after you recover they will be there for you. I am 11 years out and they still are taking good care of me.

Christine

I am a grateful, and thankful, 10 year survivor of Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I am most grateful to the excellent medical professionals that provided expert, state of the art care that gave me this beautiful life!

Karen

Please don't forget that each and every one of you are loved and don't stop fighting!

Adriana

You have all chosen the best place to start. The staff is all so great its hard to pick one but here goes. 10 years ago I met Dr Greenburg who suggested Dr Horwitz in radiation, well the seed infusion was a sucess and I'm going strong 10 years later.

George

Please remember to always stay positive, prayerful and hopeful. I am a cancer survivor and one of my doctors told me to stay in the light.I am cheering for you and praying for you.

Maryann

In memory of my husband, Nicolaas. He fought a courageous battle. We are grateful to Fox Chase for the care and compassion they showed us. Never give up the fight. Thoughts and prayers to all fighting this disease.

Michele

Medical schools superbly and thankfully train doctors and nurses in their profession. Fox Chase, however, has more than superbly trained doctors and nurses. Everyone in Fox Chase meets that same high standard.

Peter

I developed cancer in 2008 and decided to go to Fox chase for my treatment. I learned that I was in stage 4 and I'm glad I did. It was a long road to finally beat it but today I feel the Doctors , nurses and staff saved my life.

Anthony

Prayers and blessing to all. Keep faith - hope - for COVID-19 - to go away! Keep fighting cancer - believing - miracles happen and with God, all things are possible. Merry Christmas!

Doris & Barry

Wish everyone a safe holiday

Michele

To my love Beatrix: May the Lord continue to bless you and give you strength to fight this evil lymphoma.

Michael & Beatrice

After three years still fighting for survival. Thank you Fox Chase.

Renee

Thank you. To all the caregivers in an extraordinary facility.

Terry

In loving memory of Katherine and the perfect knowledge that early detection for ovarian cancer is a prime objective of Fox Chase Cancer Center

David

My patients are my inspiration and hope. They give me a reason to wake up each morning and return to Fox Chase. They are courageous and are thrivers and survivors. Sending my love to my patients and their families.

Angela

Yes you can! People you don't even know are cheering for you and sending you many hugs and much love. X

Beth

I want to say thank you to the staff at FCCC, in particular, Dr. Tom Galloway & Dr. Anshu Giri. I can't say enough about their compassion and dedication. I am so grateful to them & everyone at FCCC for my treatment. Happy Holidays to all!

Christopher

Fox Chase has been fantastic, I have 10 years fighting prostate cancer, I can't say enough about the team that is treating me!!!

Philip

Fox Chase saved my life. I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. If it wasn't for them I would not be here today. Thank you Fox Chase

Sean

We are keeping patients, families, and caregivers close to our hearts this season. Know that you are not alone: so many people are sending positive thoughts and energy your way. With care!

Tara

Pray without ceasing while following your doctor's directions. Never give up.

Wynne

Never stop fighting! Fox Chase is always behind you.

Lynne & William

I wish to honor my father who died of cancer 22 years ago. I also want to give hope to all who are fighting this disease. It's a privilege to contribute to the 2020 Tree of Life.

Judith

Thanks Fox Chase for taking such good care of Chris Robbins!

Mary Louise

Without fox chase and dr.. uzzo my kidney cancer could have been life threatening.

David

As an employee and the child of a current patient I cannot say enough good things about FCCC. My dad has received amazing care and it has inspired me in how I interact with other patients and their families.

Mary

The "Tree of Life" tradition should raise sizable amount of money each year for "Cancer research" and possibly more lives saved! Thank you Fox Chase and all contributors.

James

I would like to honor Mike Cross.

Jane

Thank you all to those who help and fight for these causes. To all the people who are fighting cancer, keep fighting and never give up. It's a difficult challenge, but I know you will overcome it.

Grace

Thanks to everyone at Fox Chase Cancer Center for giving us a chance to survive and thrive.

Gail

Find something to be thankful for each day; the days will pass one by one but some will be harder than others. We can find hope on those days when we examine where we are fortunate as opposed to where we are forlorn.

Suzanne

In honor of John Plostnieks.

Gunta

Hello! I am sending you a big hug and lots of joy! You are so strong, and I believe in you! You are surrounded by so many people that love you and are supporting you each step of the way. I am thinking of you and sending lots of sunshine your way :)

Emily

Be strong, never give up and keep praying!

Pauline

Always remember that the greatest therapy includes hope and love. They are the most powerful things in this world.

Ashlee

Sending you wishes to stay strong... You have the best doctors and the best care that could possibly be given. Know that you are thought of and prayed for by someone who once walked down your path

Anthony

There is always a rainbow after a storm, it may be hard right now but it'll get better.

Ashley

Happy holidays everyone at Fox Chase! Every morning, you brave people get up and pick up your sword and shield to go fight another battle, which is something very special. Look at all the amazimg things you've done this year and enjoy your holidays!

Anne

In memory of my sister-in-law who died 40 years ago.

Susanne

This message is not for a patient. I am a patient of Dr. Stephanie King. I am a uterine cancer survivor. Due to the care and compassion of Dr. King I feel blessed that she is my doctor. I feel that she gave me back my life.

Nancy

This disease is curable and stoppable. Please remain hopeful and strong and always remember angels are watching over you.

Donna

I am grateful for Doctor's like Dr. Steven Rubin who carefully diagnosed my physical condition and successfully operated on me eleven years ago for cancer of the uteris!

Leanore

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." -- Elf If you're feeling down this Christmas season, turn on some carols and shamelessly jam out! Sending lots of love during these difficult times :)

Abby

Stay strong, you are being taken care of by the best and most caring people in the world.

George

Our message is in memory of Lori's mom, Margaret Evans. FCCC gave Peggy ten years of quality life after diagnosis of lung cancer. We are grateful to Drs. Goldberg, Earl King and Millenson, as well as the nurses and staff who provided her care.

Michael

In memory of Bradford Ward.

Allana

Live long and prosper!!!! Stay strong you have the power to fight this!!!

Jill

Today and everyday, I find inspiration in the courage our patients here at Fox Chase, past and present, exhibit throughout their cancer journey. There is nothing more rewarding that walking down that path with you step by step.

Luke

Thank God for Lydia's care at Fox Chase.

Shelvia

SIMPLY THE BEST AT FCCC BOB COULD NOT BE PROUDER YOU ARE A WARRIOR 5YEARS AND ON WE GO YOU HAVE HAD A LOT OF GREAT HELP DR OLSZANSKI WEISS NEUREAGO CRU NURSES RADIATION TEAM THANKS TO ALL WHERE YOU START TRULY DOES MATTER GOD BLESS

Erin

May God Bless All those who have cancer. May He give them the strength to continue to fight it and to Stay Strong and Positive! May God Bless All Medical Personnel and Caregivers who help those to be survivors! Heavenly Angels watch over all of us!

Patricia

To all of you folks fighting cancer: You are working with the most wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff around. Keep your chin up held high and never ever think about giving up. You will defeat this disease!!

Stephen

In memory of my mother Marie Elliott who was a cancer survivor and volunteer at FCCC. In memory of our long time FCCC Department of Pharmacy Purchaser, Mary Frentzen, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010 while employed at FCCC

Dawn

My message is to honor the memory of my beloved and courageous husband, Mark Kabulski. My respect and admiration will always be for Drs. Geynisman , Reddy and Uzzo. They were our heroes in his fight against kidney cancer and always were in it with us.

Barbara

Five years ago I wasn't sure I live until Christmas. Thanks to the wonderful care I received from Drs. Movva, Frama, Chang, Brown, and Olszanski, I am still here today, looking forward to baking Christmas cookies. Life is good!!

Nancy

In honor of my Husband James Toska, a dedicated employee of FCCC and who lost his kid to pancreatic cancer, I wish all of you hope and love in your survival and battle!

Felicia

In honor and in memory of my father Richard Geder. Who fought so hard but lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jeannine

Words can't express how grateful I am for the entire Fox Chase Cancer Center Family. A special Thank You to Dr Reddy & his team, Dr Hall and his team and the Awesome Nurses of 2 South that treated and cared for my husband Bill.

Jeannie

Dear survivor, I am so proud of you, for you to be able to fight for this long and still hold a smile on your face. The amount of courage it take for a person to go through something like this amazes me. I will now live my life thinking of your courage an

Aubrie

It takes an interior energy/strength to fight cancer. Go within to find an energy or strength that far surpasses the energizer bunny. This energy also fills all those who know and love you.

Mary Joan

Patients of cancer, I know that things can be hard sometimes but never lose hope! Hope is something that you can't lose, even when despair is at its peak. If something doesn't work out, that means that there is something better that can be done. Be well!

Caroline

To our dear Son-in-law, Jamie Brett~ You are our Hero! You beat cancer with the help of Fox Chase and it's dedicated doctors, like Dr. Reddy. Please keep getting stronger and start the New Year with a renewed feeling of strength, well being. Love you!

Jane

Thank you Fox Chase for everything you do to fight this horrible disease. Never give up, never give in, and continue with you tremendous efforts!

Wayne & Maryanne

Always have HOPE

Tiffany

Joey Rivera !!! You're the strongest person I know I love you and you got this !!!! Love you bro !!!

Alice

Look up today is a gift that's why its called present

Arthur

I would like to send you positive thoughts through these times and to let you know that I am thinking of you! What you are going through may seem tough but I know you're stronger than whatever you are facing. I hope you have a great holiday season!

Emily

Jessica Pastelnick my daughter. My hero. My heart and soul. Some very hard days and years But you put on your crown and kicked ass. I am proud to be your mom.

Kate

Continue to wish upon a star while keeping the faith, because anything is possible when you believe. Donna Andro/Clopp :)

Donna

I don't know or I have not experienced what you going through but I pray for you every time I pass you or see you in the hospital. I ask God to bless you and make your journey lite and to give you strength to continue. God Bless

Antoinette

God gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. YOU'VE GOT THIS!

Marisa

You are strong we love you keep it up love Nevin and mom

Kelley

Thank you all at Fox Chase for the amazing care that you took of my mother Carrie until her passing, and of my sister Deborah who is cancer-free. I pray that you continue to help many more patients fight cancer and win.

Sabrina

I was diagnosed with lung cancer and lost a half lung that was 2010 I am still kicking and get out with my 3 labrador Retrievers every day. I fi Can do it when I was 64b can also may God Bless you. Please do not let it get you down. I did it all by myself

Jeffrey

I'm sending my donation in memory of my husband, William E. Loughery, who passed in 1990. He was a courageous man who fought till the very end because of Fox Chase was given experimental treatments. That was 30 years ago and cancer treatment to have come a long way. Please keep up your fight to beat cancer. God bless!

Doris

Stay strong and keep Hope for better days ahead. You have the strength deep within to get through this time and you are in the best care of the Fox Chase family.

Michele

Diagnosed this month with breast cancer. Survived stomack cancer from 2009.

Carol

I am grateful to my wonderful doctor, Rosalia Viterbo, who has been the best doctor for me since 2008 through my fight with recurring bladder cancer. She is great and for the last 3 years, no more cancer!

Barbara

Celebrating 10 years cancer free in 2020 thanks to FCCC!! Keep fighting so you will be able to do the same in 2030!! Sending positive thoughts and prayers to all of you for a speedy recovery and many healthy years ahead.....Patrice Loehle

Patrice

As long as you have your Faith, you never have to be afraid. God is sovereign in all he does. Friends gave me these reminders when I was at Fox Chase. Give your worries to God, and let God and your great medical team do the rest! You are in great hands

Jacqueline

You are beautiful. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Sending prayers.

Vicki

I hope this holiday season brings you cheer, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just chilling with some hot cocoa, know that you are loved and valued. I want you to know, you are an amazing person and can do anything. :)

Sarah

Never give up hope!

Patti

Helen D. Bubka "We live in hope"

Michael

In memory of my mother-in-law, Mary Agnes Heron, who still is close to my heart.

Mary

To life. Live and let live.

Cynthia

27 years and counting (1993)! Cannot thank you enough for all the memories and family time accumlated over those 27 years. To: Ons Coney Langer, Marcia Bonos, Norm Rsenblum, Minlhuya Ngygen, and Cynthia Bergman and their teams, my sincere gratitude and thanks. Love you all! (My apologies if I forgot anyone. Thank you)

Norman & Patricia

Thank you for curing me of colon cancer twenty-five years ago.

Theodore & Karen

Hope for all who are "fighting the battles" and peace to all - that others care. Bless you and prayers.

Joyce

Everything takes time. Never take your life for granted and keep going. My husband's CTscans were stable for one year. Then the cancer began to shrink...and continues to shrink. We are hopeful and thankful for everyday. Thank u staff

Francis

Cancer is a difficult journey and it can change you in the most unexpected ways. The sky will become bluer, the sunsets more vibrant, the flowers more beautiful and the hugs of your loved ones...warmer. Never give up and always remember those we have lost

Victoria

Fox Chase is the best place to be if you have cancer! I trust my doctor, her staff and everyone here! They are all amazing and knowledgeable! Be positive, make yourself first and read info to help yourself during cancer care! Trust in God and pray!

Phyllis

Happy Holidays!!!!! I hope you all are feeling better and are able to enjoy the little things! The times are extremely unconventional and I am wishing you all the very best and that you are able to find joy in something this holiday season!

Shaniya

Thank you to all the caregivers who take care of the patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center! All your hard work doesn't go unrecognized and everyone appreciates you! Happy Holiday's to everyone at Fox Chase Cancer Center!

Holly

Celebrating 4 years, Cancer free. Thank you, Dr. Kutikov.

James

In memory of my mother, Mary Arnone.

Angela

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