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How Has Cancer Changed Me?

By on November 11th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I encourage you all to look at the beautiful photos being posted on the New York Times website along with very short essays of how life has changed for each person who has posted their photo. I have just randomly selected a few and taken a few minutes with each person to think about what their words capture of their cancer journey and compare and/or …

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: Meeting Lori

By on October 21st, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

I’d been working at Breastcancer.org for about 2 weeks. It was my first assignment – do a video about Breastcancer.org and our girls’ prevention initiative.

We were doing the video shoot over the weekend at Lankenau Hospital outside of Philadelphia. We had set up interviews with a number of patients treated by Breastcancer.org founder and president Dr. Marisa Weiss.

I arrived early with the film …

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: Strength in Numbers

By on October 8th, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

There probably isn’t one specific moment about working at Breastcancer.org that stands out above and beyond all others. It’s more the day-to-day experience of planning and improving our web content — always looking at what else our audience needs from us — and recruiting great experts who can answer those very specific treatment questions.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, I was …

When a Friend Gets Sick

By on October 1st, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Several years ago, an acquaintance of mine died of breast cancer. We were not close friends but I had known her for years and our sons were good friends—they still are. What’s most important, though, is that I highly valued her as a person—she was simply one of those people who are plain good. I knew her cancer had returned and that she was terminal, …

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: The Power of Words and Knowledge

By on September 22nd, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

I fell in love with writing and the power of words in first grade when my teacher said we could borrow any books we’d like from her in-class library. I devoured almost everything she had, amazed by the authors’ abilities to take me far out of my suburban Detroit existence into exotic worlds populated by people who didn’t work on the line for Ford or …

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