Lisa Friedman Clark

UJA-Federation of New York

Lisa Friedman Clark, originally from Long Island, graduated from Cornell University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Only a few months after starting to work at IBM, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 23 years old. She triumphed over chemotherapy as well as numerous surgeries and has now been cancer free for over 30 years. Following her treatment, she married her college boyfriend, Andrew Friedman, who restlessly stood by her throughout her illness.  The Friedman’s gave birth to twin sons whom they view as true miracles after Lisa’s cancer.  


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