BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in MD Anderson’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational messages with our cancer patients and staff. For the past 13 years, his passion for words has helped him connect with patients and promote healing.

“An encouraging word means a lot,” says Alex. “Being able to provide a little bit of inspiration and put a smile on a patient’s face...

Patient Care Technician and multiple myeloma survivor Raymond Alex Jr.

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

It takes more than Band-Aids with cartoon characters to put children receiving cancer treatment at ease, but Leo Flores knows how.


BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma...