In Her Own Words

"They All Go Out of Their Way to Help"


"They never hurried me. Their attitude was amazing," says Dallas Kosier of her radiation therapy team at the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital. "Ben, Barb, and Kim were so compassionate."

In fact, the entire staff was a huge asset. "If you've had cancer, you know it is the scariest word in the dictionary. Everybody at the Ferguson Cancer Center understands that, from (radiation oncologist) Dr. Bobby Koneru to his nurse and radiation therapists to the large support team. They all go out of their way to help. They did not treat me like a number – or even a regular person – they treated me like a family member, and that's what makes them so very special. I could not have gotten through it without them."

After completing her radiation appointments in Freeport, Dallas received four additional treatments at the UW–Madison facilities. Following a biopsy there, she was thrilled to learn that everything was looking good – the radiation put her cancer into remission. She will go back for a recheck with Dr. Koneru in three months and visit her Madison nurse practitioner in six months.

In the meantime, Dallas will continue cleaning homes and businesses, as she has done for years. She hopes to see some movies, dominate her sisters in their regular Phase Ten card games, and enjoy shopping at the new Marshall's in Freeport. "I love their purse section!" she exclaims. "And I might even swing by the Cancer Center to drop off a treat or just say hello. Those people are amazing."