Hawaii Pacific Health Donor Reports Spring 2016 - Page 10

Wilcox GALA THE WILCOX HEALTH FOUNDATION GALA PROVIDES THE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND OUR PATIENT-CENTERED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. Last year’s gala, Fiesta for Life, brought gala. Based on Uri’s medical history, her together community members, leadership, nurse practitioner recommended she join physicians and nurses to raise $81,585 toward the High Risk Breast Program provided a new digital mammography unit with at Wilcox. tomosynthesis and stereotactic capabilities. visited the Wilcox Women’s Center twice Currently, the hospital outpaces the national a year for an exam and risk evaluation. In average for access to breast screenings October 2014, her mammogram revealed a for men and women. This additional unit cluster of spots, which a biopsy confirmed will provide patients on Kaua‘i with the was breast cancer. Following her diagnosis, needed access to advanced technology and Uri discussed treatment options with her lifesaving breast cancer detection. doctor. Because her cancer was caught early, As part of the program, she she had the option for a lumpectomy. Uri “I am so grateful underwent surgery, followed by four rounds that Wilcox is right of chemotherapy and a series of radiation here on Kaua‘i, with treatments. the expertise and In October 2015, scans revealed that Uri, 36, technology needed to detect my cancer is now cancer-free. She continues to enjoy Uri (left) with her partner, Spencer life in Lawai with her partner, Spencer, and their dog, Lily. “I am so grateful that Wilcox early and The theme, Fiesta for Life, was chosen to is right here on Kaua‘i, with the expertise save my life.” celebrate Kaua‘i’s vitality. Patients such as and technology needed to detect my cancer Uri Martos, pictured above with her partner early and save my life,” Uri says. “Today, I feel Spencer, benefitted from the advanced fantastic. I am blessed with good health.” technology and shared her story at the 8