Hope [is] first and foremost is a great storyteller. If you invited her to a dinner party, you would actually encourage her to share her observations on cancer as a catalyst for the best (and worst) in human behavior. And she would make your guests both laugh and cry. For example, she could tell the moving story of Virginia Mei, a woman trained as a medical doctor in China, who faced colon cancer after having moved to San Francisco’s Chinatown. At the time, Mei lived in a community in which people did not speak openly about cancer. But she was able to gradually recover her self esteem and confidence, as well as her health, when her pastor offered her a job as a community health counselor. The pastor was one of only three people that Mei told about her cancer. . .
My one concern is that this book won’t reach enough of the people that it should. The title alone ensures that people living with cancer and the people who take care of them and/or simply love them will check it out. But this book should also be read by employers, teachers, sports coaches and trainers, haircutters, the women at Macy’s cosmetics counters, the guys at the corner bar—or just maybe everyone.
Causes Lori Hope Supports
The Beverly Fund
The Lung Cancer Alliance
Women's Cancer Resource Center
The National Lung Cancer Partnership
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