As a retired Presbyterian parish visitor, Dan Barackman selflessly worked to bring spiritual healing to hospital patients during difficult moments in their life–often providing people with inspiration and encouragement.
During a routine medical checkup three years ago, Audrey Hansen, then 74, mentioned that she was having some minor bladder problems.
Erica Hawkins never dreamed she would develop breast cancer. A registered diet technician at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center for 22 years, the Ladera Ranch resident ate carefully.
Every week, hundreds of patients undergo leading-edge treatments or testing at the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial.
Go to work… plan daughter’s bat mitzvah… attend wedding in Italy… check.