Methodist in the Media

Omaha World-Herald: Man Beats "Incurable" Prognosis

Published: June 1, 2015

Hello!” Jon McAlpin bellows when a new face walks into Methodist Hospital’s Estabrook Cancer Center. Before Jon asks her name, he asks her another question: What doctor are you here to see?

Jon doesn’t know her name yet, but he knows she hasn’t slept the night before, because he has lived that sleepless night himself. He knows her stomach is knotted now, that she’s struggling to breathe normally, because he has gasped for air, too.

And once he finds out this new face is a new patient of Dr. David Silverberg, Jon knows something else. Jon knows exactly what he’s going to do next.

Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen stopped by to catch up with Jon and learned how he beat what was once an incurable prognosis.