Tampa, FL (October 27) — Orthodontic Specialists of Florida recently felt the unfortunate realistic jolt that one feels when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer. One of its own family members, Sabrina, was recently diagnosed and had to undergo a mastectomy for cancer that was found in her right breast.
Sabrina, 38, has been working for Dr. Shoopak since she was 18 years old. She is the clinical supervisor of his Safety Harbor and Spring Hill offices.
“To say the news was shocking would be a sincere understatement” said Dr. Shoopak. Coincidentally the Susan G. Komen foundation was planning a “Race for the Cure” awareness program on October 4th, 2008 just two weeks following Sabrina’s surgery. Dr. Shoopak and over 30 of his staff members from offices throughout Tampa Bay, got together and decided to participate in this run in support of Sabrina. They fashioned banners, shirts and even decorated a port-o-potty to show their support. They coined the phrase “Shoo’s crew for Sab” which they proudly flaunted on their shirts and banners. Their efforts were not only well received by the foundation but Sabrina was extremely appreciative for everyone’s efforts.
Sabrina is recovering well and hopes to be back at work in no time.
Orthodontic Specialists of Florida is a group of offices throughout the state of Florida providing state-of-the-art orthodontic care for children and adults. Dr. Alan Shoopak has been practicing orthodontics in Florida for over 20 years. All of the practices are neighborhood offices that have convenient hours and focus on personal and professional patient care.
October 27, 2008