Last month, at one of the weekly patient luncheons, Sharon Kadelsik, wife of “graduate” Darrell Kadelsik, shared a poem she wrote. It beautifully conveys the significance of Aud’s Chime. It is published here with her permission.
By Sharon Kadelsik
You claim the place of honor in the House of Proton and proudly declare a message of hope and healing to all who come here.
You reign in your glass chamber and observe the daily activities of those who dispense and those who receive the precious gift of life.
Each of us anxiously awaits the day when it’s our time to have a personal encounter with you. When your beautiful voice will declare to the world that we have conquered the enemy within.
You knew from the first day that we would not stay for long. We are part of an ever changing face of those who have sought a place of refuge and found the healing touch of Proton.
Today is the day you will sing for Darrell and let the world know that he has faced the foe, has fought the battle, and has won. You will herald his victory and send him out into the world with your message of hope for others.
Each time we hear your clear and beautiful chime, we pause and say thank you for all the people who labor in your house and the gift of Proton Therapy.