Donor Impact On
“…my donation might not go very far, but if it helps even a few women get a moment of reprieve from their cancer treatments, I can feel like I’m doing something meaningful…”
The Nezu family is no stranger to the risks of inheriting the BRCA2 gene mutation, which is associated with developing cancer. Mercy patient Jessica Nezu elected to undergo preventative surgery when she discovered she carried the gene. She became aware of the issue after her Aunt Janice passed away from ovarian cancer. Jessica’s older sister Jill is a breast cancer survivor. Her younger sister Rebecca is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.
“This disease is not fair. It does not discriminate. It does not care if you have a little child to chase after or a boss to answer to. I give thanks to Dr. Neil Friedman, Dr. Bernie Chang, and all the wonderful staff at the Hoffberger Breast Center who gave me such exceptional care.”
Jessica goes on to share that: “I have seen firsthand how sick the treatments made my sisters and I have experienced the pain and discomfort from my own breast removal surgeries in an effort to avoid radiation, chemotherapy, and all the rest that comes with a cancer diagnosis.”
Her compassion for people undergoing harsh cancer treatments is what inspired Jessica to donate to our Medi-Spa, so that low-income women can experience some healing and relaxation during their cancer journeys.
Mercy’s Medi-Spa is part of our holistic, integrated approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Our licensed professionals offer oncology, prenatal, and sports therapy massage, as well as acupuncture and customized skincare treatments, as a complement to medical care.
“I know that my donation might not go very far, but if it helps even a few women get a moment of reprieve from their cancer treatments, I can feel like I’m doing something meaningful to combat this disease. Thank you for the opportunity to give this gift in honor of my sisters and women like them.”