STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Eddy Gregory was missed at Lifestyles for the Disabled when he was out for six weeks in February. The cause: He had a complex, four-hour surgery to remove a rare throat tumor and to rebuild his voice box.
Not only were we happy and relieved to have the manager of the Media Department back, but we realized his surgery would make an interesting story at Life-Wire News Service. Eddy happens to be the news service’s editor-in-chief.
His surgeon, Dr. Peak Woo, a throat specialist with Mount Sinai Hospital, told us that Eddy is “an excellent patient.” How did he earn that rating? He is “well informed and understanding of the risks we were taking.”