Medical assistant Nancy McClellan, who had multiple surgeries in her 20s, decided to take a break from caring for her family to start her own company.
In addition to her own medical practice, McClellans business, Grace Medical Care, has a full-time employee.
In the past year, McCallen’s career has blossomed, and she recently launched her second venture, Grace Therapeutics, which specializes in developing medications to treat cancer.
She was diagnosed with a brain tumor a year ago and is undergoing chemotherapy.
She is taking a two-week break from work to begin her new company, and the company is a testament to her perseverance and the compassion of her family.
“I love working with my patients and working with them to make their lives better,” McClelly says.
“It’s a huge part of me, I think, and it’s something that I always have.”
Her business has grown and she now has more than 10 employees.
McClella says she wants to keep expanding her work force and to bring her vision to the public eye.
“It’s important for us to have people like Nancy who know what they’re doing, because it’s a life changing event and it can be so difficult to transition from one career to another,” she says.
“So to have a woman like Nancy McCallena come in and really, truly, honestly tell the story of why she decided to be in this field and what she wanted to do with her life and how she wanted her life to be changed and what that really means to her is something that really resonates with me,” McCallella adds.
“I think it’s really important that we have people that are willing to step forward and speak about what they do and how they do it.”
The Huffington Post contacted Grace Therapy to find out more about McCallllan’s story and find out how her company is helping to solve the cancer crisis.
Grace Therapeurs mission is to make life-saving drugs and vaccines available to patients at the lowest cost, using clinical trial data from the National Institutes of Health.
The company was started by McCallellans daughter, Lisa McCall, a physician in North Carolina.
She says the company’s mission is based on the belief that patients should be treated, and not only what they eat and drink.
“When it comes to cancer, we want to provide the best treatment available at the least cost to the patients, and we believe in that,” McColl says.
Lisa McCall says her daughter wanted to start a business, and that her family needed to support her in the process.
“As a mom and a wife, I thought, ‘Why not start a company that would help people to get the treatment they need to be healthy, so that’s what she did,” Lisa McColl recalls.
“This is what I do.
I want my daughter to have the greatest opportunity and the best life possible.”
Lisa McColl’s business is focused on finding ways to help patients in the treatment of cancer and how to make the most out of life.
In June, Grace began recruiting medical students to help with its research and development efforts.
“We’re looking to find people who are in a research lab, but who are not in the medical field, or who are medical professionals, and who are just willing to work with us,” Lisa says.
McCallll says the first step to starting Grace Theraputics was finding a suitable site for a medical facility.
She decided to go to North Carolina because of its reputation for providing good health care.
“We knew it would be a great place for us, and I think it was because of that,” she adds.
McCallll says she chose North Carolina for a number of reasons.
“First, it was the home of Grace Therapes’ primary source of revenue, and second, because North Carolina was a good fit for us because it was a state where we had a strong relationship with the hospital,” she explains.
“People in the hospital are the ones who care, and if we can make a difference for them, then we’ll get a lot of patients who are willing, and able to be there,” Lisa adds.
The next step for Grace Therapp is to enroll patients for clinical trials.
After that, the company plans to create more jobs and expand its services, like providing health insurance for employees.
Grice Therapeuticals is currently recruiting doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to help them expand their work force, and to help people with medical conditions get the best care.
They hope to offer a full range of medical services to help treat patients who can’t afford to get their treatments.
“Our goal is to provide a high-quality care for everyone in the community,” Lisa explains.
“The patients we’re trying to help are the patients that we’ve