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The one hundred honoree: Amanda Crawford Freeman, NP

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The one hundred honoree: Amanda Crawford Freeman, NP

Mass General Giving

Amanda Crawford Freeman, NP, represents the incredible difference that a nurse practitioner can make in the life of a cancer patient and her family.

Amanda played a key role in the care of Cindy Worrell, who was undergoing an eleven-year course of treatment for lymphoma. Over the span of three years, Amanda was a vigilant presence in Cindy’s life, at her side with exceptional, compassionate care. Amanda’s visits were filled with positive thoughts, carefully examining all of the variables associated with Cindy’s condition. She constantly focused on the importance of communicating her symptoms and condition, and worked with Cindy’s doctor, Ronald Takvorian, MD, to ensure the best path of care.

In addition, Amanda was a great source of support and comfort for Cindy’s husband, Geoff, and their family. Always available, always informative, Amanda explained treatment options, discussed tradeoffs associated with different medications, clearly explained side effects, and comforted the family through difficult decisions. “For Amanda, this was more than a job, more than a career,” says Geoff. “She is truly dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.” Geoff also appreciated the way that Amanda helped navigate the journey of care through different departments.

After Geoff and his family lost Cindy in 2016, Amanda reached out to offer support, recommending resources that were available through Mass General for whatever the family needed. “Amanda helped us at every step of the way,” Geoff says, “and we feel that she would be most deserving of this honor.”