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Survivor story: Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent - his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. In 1954 he was sent to Rome* on an assignment for his newspaper, and since then he has mostly lived abroad - in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Mexico - in a more or less compulsory exile. Besides his large output of fiction he has written screenplays and has continued to work as a journalist. | @LINK | http://bit.ly/c9n0jw
This video clip and the link to this PowerPoint slide show have probably gone viral on the web because today it was sent to my by a special friend. The author, nobel prize poet Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has broadcast this as a type of farewell message as he goes into seclusion for treatment of lymphatic cancer (lymphoma). Although I share the diagnosis with successful treatment twice for the disease, the need for periodic total public isolation and, at other times, partial seclusion while dealing with immune system recovery is a reality to which I relate so well. However, what I haven’t done as well as the genius Gabriel is construct such a telling and compelling message to convey the sentiments of my heart.
ACOR▶ a large collection of cancer-related online email lists, which has delivered millions of email messages to subscribers across the globe. https://goo.gl/mjrQ77
An INTRANET is a private network accessible only to an organization's staff or members. Generally a wide range of information and services from the organization's internal IT systems are available that would not be available to the public from the Internet. By function, ACORis an INTRANETsite.
When a #Canswerist (aka cancer survivor or caregiver) looks to begin or extend research for their diagnosis (DX), the world wide web (or internet) is a logical starting points. Typically, such a search may lead to discovery on a range of INTRANETS.
canswerist.comcanswersite.com#CANSWERISTS (aka cancer survivors or caregivers for same) have numerous social media locations to follow on Facebook and other popular sites. Sometimes, I engage the contributors of posts with a comment about my own experience and what follows is an example of such an encounter.
My almost more than 5,000 followers on social media and blogs know very well that my major attraction to social media and microblogging had its origins with my 2006 DX with mantle cell lymphoma. This medium proved to be the best way to communicate my treatment progress during these last dozen years. For a native Floridian with family members residing coast-to-coast, blogs and social media are a godsend for communication.
Thanks to everyone who offered time to read and comment here. Truly, I don't know what the posts have done for you, but your presence has been helpful to me. Of course, the content reaches well beyond social media with more than 5,000 followers on a family of…