It is a tradition here at Cancer Treatment Centers of America for patients to “ring the bell” after their last treatment. There are severaI gold colored bells located in several locations in the center. I was able to witness my new friend Wendell ring the bell today. He finished his last treatment of radiation. His wife, care team, and fellow cancer patients were on hand to celebrate this victory with
him. I was able to celebrate with a couple of other patients last week as well. It is a time for smiles and yes, even tears of joy and gratitude.
I am looking forward to my turn to ring the bell after my last treatment very soon I hope.