I Feel Your Pain

Crisis is upon you… A loved one is fighting for their life. So many people may want to help, but they don’t know what to do. Understanding the emotional volatility of a caregiver and their family is a good starting place. The Human Side of Caregiving Taking care of someone you love who is dealing […]

We Are Here to Serve

Here to Serve is a non-profit group is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the terminally ill, their caregivers and their family. More families are finding themselves in a situation where they are the only people who can give the proper care of family members with serious life-threatening conditions or old age. […]

About Here to Serve’s Advisory Board Member Dr. Judith Sato, MD

Here to Serve is proud to have one of the nation’s top cancer doctors on its advisory board, Dr. Judith Sato. She not only brings medical knowledge, but first hand experience working with parents who face the difficult situation of caring for a child afflicted with the disease. Not only is Dr. Sato a physician […]

Our Inspiration: Paul M. Alindog-Bouvier

Though cancer took his left arm, Paul M. Alindog-Bouvier is remembered by his friends for his enduring faith and for doing more with his right arm than most people with both arms. Stricken with cancer for eight years, Paul would study and prepare for his classes and exams during his chemotherapy sessions. He did not […]

Our Inspiration: Jessica Grace Mastan

A promising athlete, 12-year-old Jessica Grace Mastan was struck with a pain in her hip after falling during a soccer game. She was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma. The five months she spent in chemotherapy failed to treat her condition. She faced a decision that could save her life, but […]

About Here to Serve’s Advisory Board Member Melanie Sauer-Beegle

As director of business operations for Southern California Public Radio, an affiliate of National Public Radio, and consultant to non-profit children’s and theater groups, Melanie Sauer-Beegle’s financial expertise is welcomed on Here to Serve’s advisory board. Sauer-Beegle’s background is an eclectic mix of education, management and non-profit causes. Though her bachelor’s degree is in accounting, […]

About Here to Serve’s secretary, Shirley Johnson

As chief nursing and patient services officer at one of the country’s top 10 cancer centers (City of Hope in Duarte, Calif.), Here to Serve’s secretary Shirley Johnson has seen first hand the stress that comes from caregiving. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, Shirley was Executive Director of the Siteman […]

Our Inspiration: Silvio C. Quintas

After taking a round of antibiotics, doctors found that Silvio’s white blood count was still high. After more tests, they discovered Silvio C. Quintas had leukemia. However, it was a highly treatable form of the disease and Silvio ultimately beat it. Katie Quintas, Silvio’s wife and the future CEO of Here to Serve, found a […]

Our Inspiration: Bryan M. Quintas

Future Here to Serve CEO Katie Quintas discovered her son, Bryan, was also diagnosed with cancer. This diagnosis came a few months after she found a doctor to treat the highly survivable leukemia found in her husband, Silvio. While trying to diagnose a pain in his knees at City of Hope, the oncologist told him […]

About Here to Serve’s founder, Kathleen Quintas

Here to Serve’s Kathleen Quintas was inspired to found her organization from her own experience with caregiving. While holding a full time job, Kathleen’s son was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while her husband was six months into his treatment for leukemia. To make an impossible situation even worse, they were being treated across […]