Rebecca (Reznick) Boumstein is a two-time rhabdomyosarcoma survivor. She was diagnosed at age 16 and relapsed at 19. She graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. After Rebecca relapsed, she decided that nursing was her true passion and went back to Bradley University in the accelerated nursing program. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on the hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant unit.
Favorite quote: "You’ve only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you got.” Unknown
Justin graduated from Bradley University with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. He currently works for ATI Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist. Justin is the co-owner of NorthShore Athletics, Inc., which is comprised of youth sports programming including ACE Cheer & Dance and Illinois Blue Devils Basketball. He oversees day-to-day business operations and brings nearly a decade of administrative experience. Justin enjoys spending time with his dog, Twix, and wife, Rebecca.
Favorite quote: "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein
Dan attended University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he earned a bachelors degree in accounting and finance. He is currently a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois. Dan and his wife, Julie, live in Chicago with their children, Ben and Molly.
Favorite quote: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." Winston Churchill
Mary attended Franciscan School of Nursing in Rock Island, IL and earned her Bachelors in Nursing at DePaul University. She has been a nurse for over 39 years, 30 of which have been in oncology nursing. She currently works as a Collaborative Care Nurse for the Lymphoma Program at the University of Chicago. She is a Certified Oncology Nurse and an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. She also volunteers for the Greater Food Depository of Chicago and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mary enjoys spending time with her family, attending book club, exercising and gardening. Mary and her husband, Mike, have been married almost 30 years. They have two daughters, Molly and Erin.
Favorite quote: "We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost must be attained." Marie Curie