Our Patients. Their Stories.

kidney donor hikers at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

How one woman’s selfless act to donate a kidney led her to the top of the world

Less than a year after donating a kidney, Maureen Murphy hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, to raise awareness for organ donation.

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Vicki Cutone spin-a-thon

Our Patients. Their Stories. Vicki Cutone.

Vicki Cutone shares how spinning through sarcoma led to meaningful new endeavors.

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picture of Kurt Christensen

Our Patients. Their Stories. Kurt “KC” Christensen

Kurt “KC” Christensen adds attitude to medical technology to yield amazing results.

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picture of Lorie Pinette

Our Patients. Their Stories. Lorie Pinette

Diagnosed with an aggressive skin cancer, Lorie Pinette found hope in a combination of cancer-fighting treatments and a supportive care team at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Janette Coombs, Nick, Annie Aquila

Fueling cars and kindness from patient to patient

A project started by Dartmouth Cancer Center patient Janette Coombs as a way to involve her son, Nicholas, has flourished into a meaningful mission that brings relief to many other patients.

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Liz Stutzmann

Our Patients. Their Stories. Liz Stutzmann

Liz Stutzmann finds life-saving surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to remove her diseased pancreas.

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Liz Towne

Our Patients. Their Stories. Liz Towne

Liz Towne spent 336 days at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center recovering from COVID-19 and a spinal cord stroke, a rare side effect of the disease and treatment.

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Joe Shattie

Our Patients. Their Stories. Joe Shattie

After surviving three separate cardiac arrests over 25 years, he is raising awareness about the importance of taking care of your health—and never taking it for granted.

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Naser Jaleel and Juanita Fugere

Our Patients. Their Stories. Juanita Fugere

After surgery to remove a tumor from her spine, Juanita Fugere had one goal: to walk unassisted into her follow-up appointment with her surgeon Naser Jaleel, MD, which she did.

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Ron Routhier on motorcycle

Our Patients. Their Stories. Ron Routhier

An in-depth look at Ron Routhier’s aggressive prostate cancer and an out-of-the-box approach to treatment have given him years to his life that he wasn’t expecting.

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