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TSU professor rings cancer center bell with supporters’ encouragement

Every cancer patient looks forward to completing treatment and ringing the bell, but one Kelsey-Seybold patient was surprised and moved by the number of supporters who gathered at the Berthelsen Main Campus Cancer Center to join her care team in cheering her on. Dwalah Fisher, Ph.D., Interim Chair and Associate Professor of the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas Southern University, smiled brightly while wiping away tears as a large group of her family, friends, coworkers, and students presented her with a crown, sash and flowers, blew whistles, and clapped as she rang the bell. Members of the group also brought care packages, which they personally delivered to other infusion patients currently going through treatment.

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Dr. Dwalah Fisher’s family (left to right), son Vincent Fisher, Jr., husband Vincent Fisher, Sr., and son David Fisher, joined her as she rang the bell, signaling she completed her cancer treatment.

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Dr. Dwalah Fisher had the support of her Kelsey-Seybold care team, family, friends, coworkers, and students throughout her cancer journey.