Ron's Story

Ron Hibbard, cancer survivor.
Ron's positive experience at Harrison led him to become a volunteer at the hospital's Bremerton campus.
Ron looks forward to traveling and spending time with Janet, his three children, and four grandchildren.
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From Cancer Patient to Volunteer

While on vacation in Lake Tahoe in September 2008, Ron Hibbard was enjoying his last sip of beer when it foamed up in his esophagus. Acid reflux and chest pain quickly followed. When his doctor, Michael Benoit, MD, examined him upon his return home, he wasted no time in referring him to gastroenterologist Pankaj Sharma, MD, in Silverdale who found his esophagus blocked by a tumor.

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“Dr. Springate’s team—and Dr. Johnson’s, too—was so excellent. I can’t say enough about how they took care of me.”