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Voices: Cancer Survivor Writes Poem of Gratitude for Her Doctors

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Nov 18, 2020

Peggy Kincaid Harris

Peggy Kincaid Harris of Fork Union, VA, is a three-time cancer survivor. Reflecting on the work of her oncologists at University of Virginia Health, Peggy wrote the following poem dedicated to SGO member Leigh Anne Cantrell, MD, MSPH, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director at UVA Health; and David Brenin, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery and co-director of both the UVA Breast Care Program and the High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic.


Peggy’s doctors at University of Virginia Health: (L-R) David Brenin, MD, FACS, and Leigh Anne Cantrell, MD, MSPH.


God’s Angels


Life Changed.

The Big C stalks us all.
Three times it has found
a place in my body.

Oncologists Cantrell and Brenin*
are angels sent from God to
care for me.

They lift me up with
positive attitudes and
interest in my life.

Gratitude to these angels
fills my heart.

The opportunity for a long,
healthy life is mine through
the blessings of these
wonderful oncologists.

*Dr. Leigh Anne Cantrell, Dr. David Brenin