“Colleen was very special to us at the University of Arizona Cancer Center,” says Dr. Chambers. “I speak of her frequently to the other patients, hoping to inspire them that they too can have a good quality of life, and special experiences while traveling, even on chemotherapy.”
Dr. Chambers recalls Colleen’s fierce independence, and the compassion of her daughters.
“Her daughters were always supportive, coming with her to her appointments, when she would let them,” says Dr. Chambers. “Colleen was independent, and amazingly strong despite seemingly insurmountable barriers. We admire her and miss her greatly.”
Billy Cundiff’s wife Nicole, the Executive Director of Colleen’s Dream Foundation, and one of Colleen’s four daughters, says she is excited to support a program that was so supportive to her, and her sisters, while their mother was being treated for ovarian cancer.
“My sisters and I are beyond excited to support Dr. Chambers and the amazing research the Arizona Cancer Center is doing,” says Nicole. “Dr. Chambers and her staff have been extremely important to us, as they gave our mom five years of life and hope, while other doctors prepared us for an immediate goodbye. Dr. Chambers never gave up on our mom and did everything in her power to give our mom the gift of time.”
“We miss our mom greatly, but will always remain thankful, for not just the holidays and vacations we got with her, but especially for the all the little moments we had,” says Nicole. “We appreciate that the Arizona Cancer Center is on the cutting edge of research and was able to give our mom the 'gold standard' of treatment. Dr. Chambers and her staff taught us a lot about the importance of both research and clinical trials and we are excited to contribute to the amazing work they
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