Wentworth-Douglass Celebrates Cancer Patient’s 100th Birthday
🔴John Robinson came to Wentworth-Douglass for his 33 cancer radiation treatments
🔴The staff was inspired by his cheer, optimism, and joy
🔴He was greeted Friday by balloons, streamers, and a cake for his 100th birthday
On Friday, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover celebrated the 100th birthday of their oldest patient to receive daily treatments at its cancer center.
John Robinson of Durham comes in daily to the Mass General Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for treatments for radiation treatments in his second fight against cancer. His 33 treatments began in mid-March and Robinson arrived every time full of cheer, optimism, and joy that was an inspiration to the hospital staff.
Friday was a bit different, as the staff teamed up with Amy’s Treat to fill the hallway with balloons and streamers, and gathered to sing Happy Birthday and serve up cake. He was also given a $100 Amazon gift card to help with his hobby of creating intricate origami animals.
He is father of three children and served in the Marine Corps in World War II. One of his children is well-known Portsmouth historian and author J. Dennis Robinson.
Robinson is being cared for by radiation oncologist Dr. Andy Singh and radiation therapists Brittany Janos, Riselly Deoleo, and McKenna Duff. Supervisor Candace Fennessy worked with Michael Meserve, Director of Cancer Survivorship and Wellness, on this celebration.
Amy's Treat is a Dover-based non-profit group that provides unexpected treats and surprises to those living with cancer thanks to a network of supporters.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH