A gift of gratitude

Published: March 15th, 2016

Category: Homepage Feature

During UF Health Cancer Center grand rounds on Sept. 9, Gainesville resident Susan Santerre presented a special plaque and letter to her doctor — Karen Daily, D.O., an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology in the UF College of Medicine.

Karen C. Daily, DO, received a plaque of appreciation from Susan Santerre, an oncology patient.

Karen C. Daily, D.O., and Susan Santerre

In a short speech, Santerre said the plaque symbolized her gratitude for Daily, who cared for Santerre as she underwent breast cancer treatment. Santerre said she wanted to present the award in front of Daily’s peers to honor her not only as a doctor, but also as a compassionate human being.

“Sometimes we forget to recognize good things in our lives,” Santerre said. “I didn’t want to let the opportunity to be thankful pass me by.”