You know it’s shock I mean any time you find
out something like this, where you literally are told that you have a stage three cancer.
I was just in complete shock.
My choice, when I did get my bearings together, was to pick someone who had a great reputation.
Someone who was going to be understanding of the patient, and who was actually going
to look at me as a person. It’s like family. I mean this is a institution that when you
go through something so serious like cancer, they make you feel like a family here. When
the patient comes and sees us, they really feel that they are individually taken care
of. Our goal is to give people the best opportunity for the best outcomes with the best promotion
of health. So I was on a standard regimen of chemotherapy, but then Doctor Shah asked
me if I would participate in the clinical trial that Weill Cornell was sponsoring with
NIH, and I didn’t even hesitate. The entire cancer was gone after 11 weeks. It’s amazing,
it’s quite extraordinary. Manish Shah and his incredible team at Weill Cornell have
given me a second act, and an act that I don’t take lightly. Walk through Central Park every
day now and look at every tree, and every flower that blooms, and it has a different
aura for me.