Monthly Archives: March 2014

Matthew Zachary & Geralyn Lucas: Stupidcancer.org and the Young Survivor Perspective

Miss Geralyn Lucas is the author of the book “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy” and was portrayed in the Lifetime movie of the same name. Mr. Matthew Zachary is the founder of Stupidcancer.org (which is the largest patient advocate for millennials). These fun, articulate New Yorkers are amazing and relevant resource for those who were diagnosed as a young adult. They share portions of their cancer experiences, including fears, silly stories, the lack of information they both faced as well as the hard times. Miss Geralyn states “I want women to devote as much time and energy (to taking care of their health) as they do buying shoes and Brazilian bikini waxes.” “Chemo is an opportunity to have a party!” While Mr. Zachary encourages us to try to “Be authentic,” and “Remember to stay connected to things that have meaning in your life…remember that you have the right to survive with dignity and quality.”

Lisa Hiers: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

This fantastic lady shares her very recent experience with chemotherapy and hair loss. Just after her second treatment, Miss Lisa Hiers offers us this open and honest look at her personal journey as it relates to the impact chemotherapy had on her scalp and her heart. Come and listen as she shares her unique perspective, understanding that each story will be completely different. All of us react differently and there is no right way to handle this challenge, except for the way that works for you. It seems that Miss Lisa has worked that out for herself. Blessings to you Lisa as you continue to walk through your cancer story and thank you for allowing us to be a small part of it!

Miss Carole & Miss Jane: Supporting a Friend Through Her Cancer Diagnosis from Afar

This is the story of a friendship forged through two hurricanes and now a cancer diagnosis. Hearing Miss Carole talk about their friendship has been a blessing to our hearts. Her dear friend, Miss Jane loved and supported her through two displacing hurricanes, and now Jane is walking through her own sort of storm. While she walks into and through her cancer story, miles away from Miss Carole, Carole’s heart aches. Come listen to how they have learned to support each other in these life altering circumstances. We pray healing and peace for Miss Jane, and peace for Miss Carole’s heart as well as she supports her from afar!

Brenda Elsagher: A Surviving Comedian on Her Experience with Colon Cancer

Miss Brenda is an award winning speaker who combines her love for comedy, ability to discuss taboo subjects and experience with colon cancer. She shares her cancer story and how she learned to interject humor through the tough times. If you take a moment to listen to Miss Brenda’s story you will learn how her second act brought a more adventurous spirit to her work and how doors continue to open for her. She leaves us with this pearl of wisdom…when life hands you crap, put on your prettiest dress and get out of the house, things will get better! And as an added bonus this podcast also holds the story of one of the most wise and insightful gifts of which this little chemo girl has heard!