Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. ’02 | October 1, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
Dominique came to the internal medicine clinic desperately searching for help. The tumor had burst through the skin on his left shoulder, leaving an open wound. The wound had started to leak and had a distinct smell that indicated an infection. His mother haphazardly placed gauze over the wound in an attempt to keep it clean, but had succeeded in doing little more than keeping the maggots away.
The surgeons took a biopsy of the wound and we sent him to the Project Medishare wound care clinic. Each day the expert nurses there would clean the wound and work towards curing the infection, even without antibiotics.