• By Kathryn Carr
  • Posted July 14, 2017

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga as Therapeutic Recreation

*Editor’s Note: July 8-15th is National Therapeutic Recreation Week, which aims to raise awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and services that can improve the health and well-being of individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Kathryn Carr, Ambry’s resident Marketing Specialist and yoga instructor, …


  • By Eve Mart
  • Posted June 22, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Support Systems for Cancer Survivors

  When I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, I sought out a multidisciplinary approach to battle my illness, after learning that outcomes tend to be more favorable when compared to following traditional approach. As part of this dynamic approach, I met with various medical and social services professionals. I met with a social …


  • By Cynthia Rigali Lund
  • Posted June 8, 2017

Things I Know for Sure this Cancer Survivors Month

  *Editor’s Note: June is National Cancer Survivors Month, and Ambry Genetics will be celebrating cancer survivors as well as their families and communities by sharing their inspiring stories.   Although part of me wants to forget, I hear the whispers every day. As a cancer survivor of 4 ½ years, June is a special month that commemorates …


  • By Giana Stanigar
  • Posted May 26, 2017

Why 37 is Just a Number: Thriving with Cystic Fibrosis

Editor’s Note: We continue our recognition of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month by connecting two people with cystic fibrosis – one who is under the usual life expectancy age and another who has surpassed it by 25 years – to provide a reflection into their pasts and a look into their futures. On May 10th, 2017, Caleb Remington, a …


  • By Giana Stanigar
  • Posted May 24, 2017

Beating the Odds Together, For Life

Editor’s Note: To support Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we are sharing the inspiring story of Zack and Farrel DeBaltzo, two individuals living with CF that chose to defy convention and pursue a romantic relationship, eventually getting married. Zack and Farrel are the founders of Team Debo, a social media project centered on their passion …


  • By Jonathan Rodis, MBA
  • Posted May 11, 2017

Living with Marfan Syndrome: Part 2 of 2

It’s now 1990, and I’ve now had my life-saving heart surgery. After spending nearly a month in the hospital with health complications, I was finally able to go home. After another month at home trying to recover, I decided to head back to work to continue the job and career that I worked long and hard to achieve in executive management and …


  • By Tiffany Au
  • Posted April 20, 2017

What is it Like to Have a Son with Autism?

Editor’s Note: As National Autism Awareness Month continues, we conclude our 2-part interview we began with Kieran Best, a young man with an autism spectrum disorder. His mother, Christina DeRochemont, shares candidly about what life was like early on with Kieran, how they received his diagnosis, and offers tips for other parents in a similar …


  • By Jonathan Rodis, MBA
  • Posted April 13, 2017

Living With Marfan Syndrome- Part 1 of 2

Editor’s Note: We are so pleased to continue introducing new voices into the Ambry patient blog. This week we are honored to have Jon Rodis, patient advocate, tell us what it was like to be diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, an inherited condition that can cause heart problems, many years ago – well before genetic testing became available …