back to top

This Woman Walked Out Of Her Last Chemo Session To A Marching Band Like A Champion Should

A deservedly heroic exit for a true champion!

Posted on

When Ann Trachtenberg started chemotherapy for breast cancer, she joked that she wanted a marching band to play her out of her final session. Thanks to a bit of planning from her niece and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, Ann got a big surprise!

Facebook: video.php / Via Facebook: permalink.php

On Monday, July 20, Ann finished the last of six cycles of chemotherapy. When she exited the hospital, she and her daughter Lindsay were greeted by the Wisconsin State Marching Band.

It was Ann's niece, Stephanie Richter (not pictured), who reached out and arranged for the band to be there, after Ann had joked about it at the start of chemo.

UW Carbone Cancer Center / Via Facebook: UWCarbone

Kelly Jones, the RN who has been taking care of Ann since she started chemo about four months ago said, "It's just fantastic that they were able to come and to spend time with us. It was great for the other patients, too, because everyone who came to the clinic saw it and they were cheering for her, too."


Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!