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Stephen recognizes his Guardian Angel

Last Modified: March 27, 2024

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Guardian Angel

Recently, Stephen and Zoe Brooks reached out to the Parkview Health Foundation to inquire about how they could honor the excellent care they received from Robert Manges, MD, Hematology Care Team, Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute.

Stephen's treatment journey

Stephen was diagnosed in 2020 and shared that he has always felt supported by the team of professionals who have coordinated his care.


“My initial diagnosis was stage III lung cancer. Treatment included Cyberknife® Radiation Therapy, regular radiation treatment, immunotherapy and another round of Cyberknife,” he said. “I have to give a special thank you to the radiation techs, the nurses in the infusion area, and the nurses and techs in the imaging area."

Honoring an angel

The Foundation arranged for Dr. Manges to be pinned as Stephen’s Guardian Angel through the Guardian Angel Program, an initiative designed to honor extraordinary care delivered by Parkview clinical team members.

As part of the recognition, the family made a gift to the Transformative Cancer Care Fund, which supports the basic needs of cancer institute patients by providing items like wigs, gas cards and food vouchers.

“I am so grateful for the wonderful healthcare professionals at Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute,” Stephen said. “Their professionalism and expertise, coupled with their compassion mean everything to my wife and me.”

To learn more about the Parkview Health Foundation’s Guardian Angel Program and other ways you can give, visit

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