2013 Clemson Honorary Game Captains
Bon Secours St. Francis is proud to sponsor the Clemson Honorary Game Captains during the 2013 Clemson University football season. During each of the seven home games, one of our remarkable patients will be honored on the field of Memorial Stadium during the first half.
We invite you to watch the videos below to learn more about their stories, and how St. Francis helped support them on their journey to health and wholeness.
Honorary Game Captains: Clemson vs. Florida State
Family Practics Associates of Easley Employees, Breast Cancer Patients
Family Practice Associates of Easley has a passionate commitment to breast cancer awareness and screening, sharing the dedication of Dabo’s All In Team Foundation to change lives of people across the state of South Carolina. Eight women of this office family have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to early diagnosis on the St. Francis Mobile Mammography, this practice is affectionately known as the "Pink Sisters" who took on cancer, fought like girls and won! We will be featuring stories for these captains each day this week.
Julie Dangler, MD
Testimonials from the Pink Sisters
Honorary Game Captain: Clemson vs. Boston College
Bernastine Moore, Heart Care Patient
One day Bernastine realized she could never catch her breath. She was soon diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Thanks to Bernastine’s St. Francis cardiac team, she was implanted with a pacemaker. Today, Bernastine can cheer on the Tigers without skipping a beat!
Honorary Game Captain: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
Jerry Eskew, Joint Camp Patient
As a former baseball catcher for Clemson, Jerry spent the course of each baseball season in a squatting position, crouched behind home plate. He wasn’t prepared for the toll it would take on his knees and hips, which resulted in four joint replacement surgeries. Jerry hit a home run thanks to St. Francis’ Joint Camp program and the St. Francis Therapy Center.
Honorary Game Captain: Clemson vs. SC State
David Riley, Prostate Cancer Survivor and Survivorship Program Patient
David is a prostate cancer survivor, and with it being Prostate Cancer Awareness month, he wants to encourage all men over the age of 40 to have regular screenings. David is proof that important health screenings can help find cancer at an early stage, when they are more easily cured.
Honorary Game Captain: Clemson vs. University of Georgia
Johnny Waldun, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivor
Johnny came to St. Francis at the age of 19 after he found an enlarged lymph node on his throat as the result of an injury on the soccer field. With the faith, hope and expertise of the St. Francis AYA team, he is now cancer free.