Nomination Letters – Cancer Care of Maine

Marcy Black and the other infusion nurses

When my husband Gerry was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, our spirits were down… until we met the infusion nurses at CCOM! Gerry is a hugger and loves giving hugs to show his appreciation and love, especially to women as kind and caring as these nurses. But what Marcy and the other nurses didn’t expect was the affectionate pat on the tush he also gave! Unlike most women, they were not offended and got a kick out of it and shared a big laugh with him. In fact, they actually looked for him every week and would stop whatever they were doing just to give him a big hug, because they, too, know that laughter is the best medicine. Thank you, Marcy, Kim, Angel, and all the rest in his special Half-Ger Club for putting laughter back into his life. Little things DO mean a lot.


—Nominated by Maureen and Gerry Hodge

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