Patient Stories



They remember it like it was yesterday.

Eight years ago, Todd and Deborah Burger of Lexington were experiencing every parent’s worst nightmare: Their child was in the midst of a life-threatening medical crisis and nobody could help.Today, their daughter is an honors student at Skidmore College, an extraordinary battle with anorexia well behind her. 

But the Burgers have not forgotten the care team that NSMC assembled to save their daughter’s life and have taken action to support a unique stress reduction program for pre-teen patients as a way of saying thanks. Read more