"In my fairly short human resources career I’ve had the opportunity to work for various companies within a wide range of industries. When I came across an HR role at Clinical Genomics, while I didn’t know immediately what their business was, I quickly did my reading and knew before long it was an interview that I did not want to drop the ball on.
In March of 2000, at the age of 7 years old, I lost my father to his battle from colorectal cancer. Just 10 months earlier, on the day of my brother’s First Communion, my dad went to his doctor with a stomach ache and received the awful news of a colon cancer diagnosis at the age of 43. After series of chemotherapy, his cancer metastasized to his brain and targeted radiation therapies could not stop the growth.
Every year, his death anniversary has felt like another somber reminder of his absence. As his child, I want to make him proud and make a difference but never knew how until I was offered and accepted the position at Clinical Genomics. Today, I am part of a team and company whose mission and commitment is to detecting the very cancer that took my father’s life. As a young adult, I am obligated to utilize every screening measure that is available to me to ensure I do whatever it takes to detect and prevent myself from the battle of colorectal cancer.
I am so proud to tell my friends, family and network of connections on platforms such as LinkedIn about our products at Clinical Genomics and how they can help. Not a day goes by where I don’t wonder if a product like ours could have detected my dad’s cancer sooner or could have changed his outcome. My personal commitment to this company is to champion our brand and do my part in ensuring no family endures the pain and loss of a father to his terrible disease."