Meet the Physician who Graduated Med School with Highest Marks Despite a Cancer Diagnosis

By Anne DeButte

What would you do, if your passion was to become a doctor and you were told you had cancer?  Give it all up or deal with each obstacle as it came up?Meet Dr Desiree Pardi, a palliative care physician who just wasn't ready to die.  She'd do everything possible to stay alive.  She lived with her diagnosis, despite having chemo treatments on a Friday and would be back at work on a Monday to be with her patients.Her husband Robert Pardi, shares their story in our interview.  Desiree never did discover how ill she was, having her husband tell her only what next steps she needed to take.   While some may question was this denial in not wanting to know.  Listen to Robert's story as he shares their journey.Overcoming obstacles became a way of life and didn't stop this couple from living each moment in the present, with love and joy.  

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