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Showing posts from April 18, 2010

'Young' MCL survivor recounts the power of social networking for recovery

“I remember how precious it was to meet people who were dealing even with another form of cancer. I feel blessed to talk to people, maybe give them hope where they were thinking there was none.” ~ Sherri Van Dorn

From this month's eNews by City of Hope, comes this NCL survivor story for the benefit of all those patients, families, and friends who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Who says attitude doesn't make a difference.

clipped from  When life hands you lemons  Sometimes bad news and hard times ultimately serve up more inspiration than grief. Just ask Sherri Van Dorn. The longtime La Quinta, Calif., resident has been involved in her community through her church and her children’s schools for many years. But after overcoming cancer thanks to the care of City of Hope’s medical team, Van Dorn is more determined than ever to help others. “I try to keep my eyes and ears open, not to miss an opportunity to give back,” said Van Dorn, who works as executive assis…

A small adjustment in our course and location to 'The Crossing'

I only allow that which is good into my life: No one can depress you. No one can make you anxious. No one can hurt your feelings. No one can make you anything other than what you allow inside. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dee Dee and I are a week away from another moving day. After eight months of residence in a "senior living" complex for the first time in our lives, we came to the conclusion that while we meet the minimum age requirements for this location (55+), we are really not yet "seniors." Hence, the relocation 1.8 miles to a new community called "The Crossing." (see photo below).

Even though we have "crossed" into a premature (some would say) start of our retirement years due to the immune system issues arising from treatment for mantle cell lymphoma, we are not yet resigned to joining the senior class. So, the new community, while brand new, is a multi-generational site that remains convenient to the location of our daughters in North Orange Co…

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 |
clipped from 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 …

More evidence that some will do anything for money, even prey on the terminally ill

Thought:  Did you watch this? You should have seen: 21ST CENTURY SNAKE OIL - 60 MINUTES hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by using pitches that capitalize on the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Scott Pelley reports. David Gelber, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. | MYJ | My Journal |