In between the times of working with breast cancer survivors, I spent a few years working as a clinical coordinator of a palliative care program in a community hospital. It was during this time, I made contact with Amy Berman, a registered nurse and senior program officer at the John A Hartford Foundation in New York City. In a her blog she wrote an article “Living Life In My Own Way – And Dying That Way As Well.” (April 12, 2012) Her article inspired me to write an editorial response and thus my communication with Amy. Recently, I came across another article of Amy’s where she articulates how important end-of-life planning is and how such conversations have been the vehicle of her survivorship.
Here is the article from the Washinton Post – a story of perseverance and encouragement, that I hope gives hope to those living with breast cancer. Washington Post Article