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The one hundred honoree: Elizabeth and Bob Williams and John Kasbohm

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The one hundred honoree: Elizabeth and Bob Williams and John Kasbohm

Mass General Giving

Meet three special people who are truly committed to making the world a little bit better each and every day. Elizabeth Williams is a devoted patient at the Mass General Cancer Center who has made it her mission to crochet hats for patients in the infusion unit. Her hands have certainly been very busy, as she recently delivered 120 hats to the unit, a gift to those coping with hair loss from chemotherapy. Speaking of these beautiful multicolored caps, Bruce Chabner, MD, clinical director emeritus of the Cancer Center, says, “What a gesture of kindness and coping it is to have a cap to sit on top, telling the world that better days are to come.”

Generosity runs in the family. Elizabeth’s husband, Bob Williams, brightens up the walls of the Cancer Center through the Illuminations Program, a rotating art exhibit. He’s volunteered for every art hanging since 2010, mentors new members to the team, brings his skills to other Mass General sites, and above all, is happy to help patients enjoy a special connection to the art, knowing how important it can be to them during a difficult time in their lives.

Rounding out this fine trio, and joining Bob in the Illuminations Program, is John Kasbohm. He’s also known as “John the Framer.” He runs a legendary frame shop in Newton, Mass. and brings that expertise to the halls of the Cancer Center. He’s given endless hours to arranging pictures on the walls every few months, and also helps out with the selection of the paintings, photographs and other work.