Inspired by his mom, Vinny Desautels grew out his hair for 2 years to help young cancer patients. After his hair donation, Vinny experienced what the family thought were minor ailments. Those ailments were actually something far worse
Dr. Corrie Painter first turned to Facebook to find others who shared her rare, aggressive cancer. It was her first step on a path from the bench to the bed to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as a scientist-turned-patient-turned-advocate, she directs an unusual collaboration between patients and researchers called the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project.