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It's a different kind of family business at Roswell Park

Posted: 3:54 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 21:33:27Z
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's a family affair at Rosewell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Corry Catalano and her two daughters, Alexandra and Rachel Catalano all take care of cancer patients. Corry and Rachel work in the Chemotheapy Infusion center while Alexandra works in the Leukemia department.

"I'm so proud of my daughters," Corry Catalano said. "They are just great nurses."

Corry became a nurse at Roswell Park 16 years ago, and her daughters say they watched how she was able to not only take care of their family, but also patients battling for their lives.

"It's inspiring to see our mom do that and then the patient interaction that she has," Alexandra Catalano said.

Rachel and Alexandra say patients ask them if they are twins, but they are a few years apart.

"We have the same patients sometimes and a lot of her patients come to our unit they love that I have two daughters here," Corry Catalano said. "One woman wanted to take a picture she thought we were famous it was hysterical."

The Catalano clan says it's great to have each other as a support system.

"It's nice you know you had a bad day you can go to them because they understand and a lot of people don't understand," Alexandra Catalano said.

Taking care of patients and taking care of each other-- the Catalano's say they got into nursing to help others.