Communties can now be created electronically to share both burdens and successes. Blogs, newsletters, websites.
“Bridges” is the quarterly newsletter of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Center in New York for cancer survivors and their families. It’s a forum to tell personal stories, find an instant support group, learn about new treatments and hear from experts- a must read for anyone who has survived cancer or knows someone who has. www.mskcc.org/bridges. Eileen Gould created this wonderful publication in the summer of 2008. She is a model of personal triumph over a lifetime of challenges.
Duane Bailey-Castro was her inspiration for the name “Bridges“. Duane did a series of photographs of bridges in NYC while recovering from his second stem cell transplant at MSKCC. He wanted to be outside with a project, but not near other humans for fear of germs. Eileen calls him one of the most amazing people she’s ever met. www.journalofaprizefighter.blogspot.com