Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Fellow Patients

Robin, a former elementary school teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Like many cancer patients, Robin says she became overwhelmed by all the paperwork. From pathology reports and MRIs to handwritten notes and more, Robin sought a way to bring order to an already stressful situation. To help her keep all the information organized, she created a special binder with customized tabs for easy sorting. 

Her doctor was so impressed by Robin’s “medical records to go” binder that she asked Robin to create a few for her other newly diagnosed patients. From there, Robin expanded her efforts to help fellow cancer patients through their hard-fought battles with the potentially deadly disease.

Robin’s friend, Liz, was greatly inspired by Robin and her endeavor to help others battling cancer and reached out to The Doctors to do something special for her friend.

“She is the most amazing, caring, giving person that I’ve ever met. She has touched so many lives and has given back so much to the community and never, ever expects anything in return,” Liz says.

As a special treat, The Doctors send Robin for an indulgent, luxurious day at Burke Williams spa.

“She’s giving women in a really scary place a sense of control and a sense of safety and hope,” urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman says.

In addition to the spa day, The Doctors donates $1,000 to Robin’s binder project, Metugo.