Imagine being a first-time parent in your early 30s, and you have just learned that your three-month old infant has retinoblastoma. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you have no idea what the future holds. How would you feel? What thoughts would be racing through your head? With both hope and anxiety, you make an appointment at Wills Eye to see Dr. Carol Shields, a world-renowned expert on ocular oncology. With confidence and compassion, she walks into the room with her entire team and says, “Don’t worry, we will get everything under control for you. We will take your baby and by Christmas, he will be nearly cancer free.” To me, that is exactly what a superstar looks like.
"A Career of Honor and Humility: Interview with a Pioneer in Ophthalmology,"
inSIGHT: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/insight/vol1/iss1/3