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« An Answer to Evil | Main | Sharing Laughter »

January 02, 2011

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Deb Konrad

Funny, I was just thinking about this very thing today...celebrities with cancer are not like the rest of us, as you said, money for treatment is rarely a concern. While I admired Farrah Fawcetts willingness to share her experience last year, my therapist pointed out to me that most of us out here would not be able to afford the type of treatment she sought out.

Lori Hope

Thank you very much for this wise, generous and incisive post. The statement, "I like to hear success stories, not horror stories", which hundreds of cancer survivors have voiced in my online survey and in interviews, applies to celebrity cancer tales as well as personal anecdotes.

And unlike putting up a hand to stop the story-teller about to regale us with news of her cousin twice removed who died of lung cancer, it's not always possible to shield ourselves from celebrity news, as our eyes dart to headlines even as we pass by a newspaper stand.

You are a gift to survivors everywhere. Many thanks again.
Lori

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