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The one hundred honoree: Steven L. McAfee, MD

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The one hundred honoree: Steven L. McAfee, MD

Mass General Giving

“In May 2003, my daughter Lindsay was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. She lost her battle with cancer on January 19, 2009. Lindsay wanted very much to nominate Dr. Steven McAfee for the one hundred. I am nominating him on her behalf.

During all of Lindsay’s treatments, everyone we came into contact with at the Mass General Cancer Center was wonderful to us. However, Dr. McAfee stands out as the most dedicated, caring and loving person I have ever met.

His compassion and wonderful sense of humor made even the worst days easier to handle. When Lindsay had bad news, he was there to hold her hand, offer advice and comfort her. I know how badly he wanted to win this battle.

In December, Lindsay faced a third transplant. Her condition had worsened and she was consumed with anxiety. Dr. McAfee hugged her and told her to go home and have a wonderful Christmas. She left that day happy and had a great Christmas with her son.”

— Carol Sampson