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Edith Christmas

Edith Christmas lives up to the giving spirit of her last name. While caring for her ailing sister, Edith ignored the pain she was experiencing. By the time she went to the doctor, her colonoscopy revealed cancer. In addition to the first-rate medical treatment Edith is receiving at Penn, she is enrolled in a special program of the Abramson Cancer Center, which arranges for prepared meals to be delivered to her home. Edith is so grateful for the specialized service she is receiving that she plans to volunteer once a week -after she has completed her treatment.

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