How Ms. Conchita Suria Treasured the Certificate of Membership to the Cancer Crusaders Club
Breast Cancer Survivor Conchita Suria – 25 Years in Remission
Ms. Conchita Suria, from Quezon, had a breast cancer for which I did a modified radical mastectomy in 1987. Postoperatively, she received chemotherapy. A year after her chemotherapy, she got her first pregnancy (she was about 30 years old then) and then later another one. She is now 25 years in remission. We both thank God for this long remission.
I saw Ms. Suria on December 2, 2012 during the 25th Anniversary of the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club.
This was the blank certificate that I gave Ms. Conchita Suria in 1988.
She was in the group picture (encircled face) in 1988.
She treasured the certificate and the contents so much that she asked somebody to make “lettering” of her full name and then had the certificate laminated.
On December 2, 2012, during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club, when she was asked to come all the way from Quezon Province to Manila Doctors Hospital to receive a recognition and a gift for being a 25-year cancer survivor and a pioneer of the Club, she brought along this laminated certificate. She was very proud to show it to me and to all the crusaders.
There has been studies in the past that showed upbeat attitude helps cure cancer. This probably applies to Ms. Conchita Suria.