From Cancer Patient To UCF Cancer Doc

Robert Lisac ’12 graduates this week from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, completing his journey from cancer patient to cancer doctor.

robert-lisac '12“Say your goodbyes. He’s not going to be here with us in the morning,” the doctor said.

Fourteen-year-old Robert Lisac lay in the ICU on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, his family gathered at his bedside. His leukemia, diagnosed two years earlier and followed by 18 months of chemotherapy, was back with a vengeance.

His body was rejecting a bone marrow transplant from his older brother.  His lungs were filling with blood. Doctors gave him only a 2 percent chance of surviving.

He made it through the night. Continue reading