Anonymous donor gives generator in honor of late wife Barb REED CITY\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Losing a loved one to cancer is a devastating\u00a0experience, but one anonymous donor is determined to help others by fulfilling his late\u00a0wife\u2019s wish. Barb, the donor\u2019s wife, was first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2001.\u00a0After a mastectomy and radiation treatments she went into remission, but the cancer\u00a0returned in 2006 and then again in 2013. After a double mastectomy and multiple\u00a0treatments at the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center, Barb passed away in\u00a0January. Visiting the cancer center up to two times per week, Barb had become close to the staff\u00a0who provided her treatment. "Everyone became a family. We felt like we were important to Dr. Scott and Amber\u00a0Jackson (Barb\u2019s infusion nurse)," her husband remembers. Grateful to the center\u2019s staff for the way they treated Barb, her husband sought a way to\u00a0give back. "While she was getting infusion treatments, Barb always said, 'What would happen if the\u00a0power went out in this place?' That\u2019s what made me think of a generator," he said. Though the infusion pumps at the center are equipped with battery backup, they would\u00a0only be functional for a few hours in the event of an outage. If an extended outage\u00a0occurred, patients would need to be moved across the street to Reed City Hospital to\u00a0continue their treatment. After learning this, her husband started a memorial to donate\u00a0the funds for a generator to ensure patients could continue treatment at the center if\u00a0power was out for an extended period of time. The generator was installed this week in memory of Barb and in honor of Dr. William\u00a0Scott and Amber Jackson. The donor is glad that his wife\u2019s legacy will live on\u00a0through his gift to the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center. And while Barb\u00a0would not want anyone to be making a fuss over her, her family knows they are doing the\u00a0right thing honoring her memory. \u201cBarb\u2019s life so reflected a generator\u00a0\u2014\u00a0unnoticed until the need arose. Our family is so\u00a0grateful for the care that she received at this center. Barb\u2019s treatment here was second to\u00a0none,\u201d he said.