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Coping Humor

Community Medical Center hosted their second Voices of Hope  Cancer Education Summit this week.  My personal interest in attending this event was because I wanted to listen to the cancer survivor stories to learn about their coping strategies. Both women shared how they used humor to deal with awkward moments, wore goofy hats to cover their bald heads, and joked about how they were going to pay their outrageous bills. Both women offered this advice, “When someone asks you if they can do something to help you, say yes. Let people help you.”

Joni Rodgers, best selling author of bald in the land of big hair,” shared how her cancer experience led her to write two novels and how she became a best selling author, even before she wrote her memoir. 

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