Michael Butts, an avid fly fisher, swimmer and outdoorsman, spent over 30 years working 12-hour days as a construction site manager, considered by many as a “legend” in his field. Always one to seek out a challenge, Michael studied and received more certifications than anyone else at his company. For years, working in the harsh outside elements never affected him until he noticed a new trend. Even after a long hot shower, he could not warm up after a long day out in the cold. He knew something was wrong. His wife encouraged him to see a doctor and with just one word – “cancer” – his life was forever changed.
Kerry McDuffee, an inpatient nurse within the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian (WCM/NYP) Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program, was named a June 2017 DAISY Award Honoree in recognition of the care and compassion that she provides patients and their families.