January 25, 2011

Richard W. Nicholas, M.D.

“Hope is the expectation that there is purpose to our lives and our future. It’s essential to the human condition.

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can dash their hope, in many ways because of the perception that people have about the disease.

We want our patients to know that hope always exists. It’s there in our families, in our prayers, and in our physicians and care team. Hope is present all the way from diagnosis through treatment and even in the darkest, most difficult times.  There is always a seed of hope for improvement or cure.

At the Cancer Institute, we recognize our patients’ hope for a healthy future by giving them the Seed of Hope tokens and celebrating with them at the end of their active treatment. But real hope doesn’t just come at the end of treatment; it’s there all along and continues to be there for the rest of our lives.”

Richard W. Nicholas, M.D.
Chairman, UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedics and Pathology, UAMS College of Medicine

Richard W. Nicholas, M.D.