John “Jack” Reid, who has undergone several major Mohs surgeries (a specialized method for treating skin cancer lesions) and reconstructive procedures at UVA Health, recently made a bequest of his estate to the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to help the next skin cancer patient and honor those who, he says, “put the pieces back together.” Along with Mark A. Russell, MD, a specialist in diagnosing and treating common and uncommon skin cancers, Stephen S. Park, MD, is one of Reid’s primary specialists and has witnessed his evolving skin cancer journey firsthand.
“Dr. Russell and Dr. Park, they are the two doctors that I can say saved my life on more than one occasion,” says Reid. “I wouldn’t be sitting here now with my round smiling face if it hadn’t been for the two of them.”
“I am incredibly grateful for Jack’s generosity and his belief in the work we are doing here at UVA,” says Dr. Park. “His gift will make it possible for our division to help even more patients get back on their feet after facial cancer and lead happier, healthier lives.”
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