In our ten months at SCH, we had countless interactions with surgeons, oncologists, nurses, lab technicians, therapists, receptionists, assistants, parking attendants, etc. Some have been better than others, but overall, we were very happy with our care. There is however one individual that truly stands out among them all. Nick Vitanza. I'll never forget the day we met Dr. Vitanza. We were learning the fate of our 11 year old daughter. We gathered in a room with what would become our team. The people that would become our family in so many ways. Today, I can honestly say I genuinely like and respect each and every person that was in that room that first day. I consider them our friends and confidants. They were delivering to us the hardest news one has to deliver to anyone. That our daughter had an extremely rare, highly aggressive, brain tumor in an impossible to get to location. We were given a wealth of information and none of it was good. Nick had just started at SCH days before. I could tell he was the new guy, not only because it was mentioned, but also because he was slightly hesitant in when to speak, wanting to be respectful to his own new team. But he did speak and one of the most clear things I remember from that blur of a meeting is him stopping me at the end, looking me straight in the eye and saying clearly and plainly, "We will take excellent care of your daughter." I held onto that promise and you know what, they did. And in particular, Nick Vitanza did. He truly went above and beyond. His bedside manner is unmatched. He is thoughtful, extremely sharp, caring, respectful and always makes you feel like you're his only patient, which I imagine has got to be a real challenge knowing what their caseload looks like. Dr. Vitanza works tirelessly on behalf of our children and SCH is very lucky to have him.