Stephen DiServio was a family man who adored his wife, Kate, and their two children, Molly and Michael. Rock solid and a man of convictions, he was the guy family, friends and community could always count on.
Then he was struck with a highly aggressive form of lung cancer. From day one, Steve was determined to live and fight the good fight. After struggling courageously for nearly three years, Steve died at the age of 45.
He and his family greatly appreciated the compassionate and encouraging care they received along with cutting edge medical treatment at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center's Department of Radiation Oncology.
Regardless of the individual outcome of a patient’s battle with cancer, the time spent during diagnosis and treatment is incredibly stressful for the entire family. Because family was so important to Steve, his sister, Paula Deter, chose to honor him with a fund that will support the needs of families, particularly children, in coping with their loved ones’ disease. Says Paula,“Stephen loved children, so his Fund is to help them cope during this difficult time.”
It is important to deal with the impact of the disease on the entire family unit. Steve’s Fund will serve all family members by helping children and will enable the medical staff to: