Overbrook String Band Celebrates Former UD Fireman’s Last Day of Cancer Treatment at DCMH - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on June 02, 2015

Overbrook String Band Celebrates Former UD Fireman’s Last Day of Cancer Treatment at DCMH

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
Mary.Wascavage@crozer.org

  • Members of the Overbrook String Band visited DCMH to help patient Gene Holt celebrate his last day of radiation therapy. Gene's twin brother, John is a 27-year member of the string band.
  • Gene Holt rings the Cancer Center's bell to celebrate his last day of radiation therapy at DCMH. His twin brother, John, helped him celebrate.
  • Celebrating Gene Holt's last day of radiation therapy at DCMH are left to right: John, Gene and Peggy Holt as well as Carmen Vitanza and John Hicks from the Overbrook String Band.
  • Gene Holt does the Mummers strut as brother, John, accompanies him on the banjo.

DREXEL HILL, PA – June 2nd is a date that Gene Holt of Glenolden will always remember. That’s because June 2nd marked the last day that Holt received radiation therapy at Delaware County Memorial Hospital for head and neck cancer. His twin brother, John, was there along with members of the Overbrook String Band to celebrate Gene’s accomplishment. John, a 27-year member of the string band, played the banjo as his brother rang the Cancer Center’s bell to signify the end of his treatments.

A man who has spent his life protecting others, when it came down to saving his own life he entrusted it to the medical professionals of the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center. The former member of the Upper Darby and Briarcliffe Fire Departments and former Boeing fire chief had 35 radiation treatments and 15 weeks of chemotherapy at DCMH. His brother was there for every one of them. As he finishes up treatment, Gene says he is most looking forward to getting better, spending time with his family and visiting his friends at the fire stations.

The Holts’ mother, Peggy, expresses her gratitude when she says, “I am thankful to God that everything went well and for the wonderful care and kind people we’ve met at DCMH. This was a very hard thing to go through, but they were a great family and resource to us.”

Learn more about Cancer Services at Crozer-Keystone by visiting www.crozerkeystone.org/cancer.

Related Locations

eNewsletter Signup

Our eNewsletters from Crozer-Keystone Health System help keep you up-to-date on your health and well being. View recent editions or sign up to receive our free eNewsletters.