Defying Cancer: Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in D.C. Partners with Story Corps

Washington D.C., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of cancer survivorship, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital has partnered with StoryCorps to collect the stories of resilient cancer patients in the Metropolitan Washington-area and the journeys they’ve travelled with their medical teams. The stories, recorded in early May 2018, invite listeners into the lives of patients and give them the chance to hear first-hand about the will, courage, and drive of individuals facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

  • Fatima Djalo and Dr. Akila Viswanathan talk about what helped Fatima cope with her illness and many treatments, life lessons learned from her experience, and her relationship with Dr. Viswanathan.

 “Through this partnership with Story Corps, we have had a wonderful opportunity to share the often difficult and always profoundly moving stories of real people, along with their physicians and care team, who are defying cancer every day,” said David Simpkins, vice president of marketing and communications, community hospital division at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Their stories are part of the rich fabric of cancer survivorship in the Washington region.”

 The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is bringing world-class, innovative care and groundbreaking clinical research to the Washington, D.C., area. The Cancer Center melds the clinical expertise and translational research of Baltimore’s Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center with the compassion and community-oriented approach that patients have come to expect from Sibley Memorial and Suburban hospitals.

Lauren Levinson
Brodeur Partners