Clay Parker, Family Nurse Practitioner works with chronically ill children in the transitional care unit at Vidant Medical Center.
On Sept. 8, 2010, Clay's 2-year-old son was diagnosed with a Wilm's Tumor, a rare kidney cancer. A talented pediatric surgeon, Dr. David Rodeberg, had joined the Vidant team, thanks to the contributions to the Vidant Health Foundation. Clay and his wife attribute their gratitude to the Foundation for bringing that service back to our community and saving their son's life.
After their son's diagnosis, the Parkers started a backyard fundraiser that has now grown into an annual golf tournament to give back to the Foundation.
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Dr. Mary Raab is a practicing oncologist and has devoted much of her life to the fight against cancer. She is the honorary chair for the Vidant Cancer Care campaign for the Vidant Health Foundation.