“For someone diagnosed today, I would say to slow down to speed up.” Marcia Donzinger, Survivor, Author, Founder
This Week in MY CANCER FAMILY
- You Are Meant For Great Things
- Non-Profits Recommended by a Survivor
Did you ever meet someone and just know you were meant to be friends? Marcia was one of the people who was organically introduced to me when my cancer journey began. An original “my cancer family” member. We met through one of my first “cancer friends”. Matt reached out to me when he read my story on People's website. He was on a long battle with melanoma (sadly we lost him last year). He quickly introduced me to his wife’s college roommate, Marcia Donziger. Marcia was a divorced mom of two boys also. She was a cancer survivor (diagnosed in her 20's) and founder of MyLifeLine.Org. Ironically, though she lives in Denver, and I live in NYC, our kids also connected randomly, or were meant to as well?!? Marcia’s book, You Are Meant For Great Things was recently published and she’s an inspiration in every way.
What would you say to someone diagnosed today on how to get through and reach the greatness they are meant to be?
For someone diagnosed today, I would say to slow down to speed up. Take the process slow at first - step-by-step - and follow what the doctors say. Get a second opinion if you can. Then, prioritize…
What advice do you have for someone diagnosed with Cancer at the age you were?
Diagnosed in my 20’s, I felt isolated and alone despite having a loving family and friends…
Denise & the My Cancer Family family
Cancer Sucks. F*** Cancer. We Hate Cancer. We know this already. We can’t change that for you. We CAN change your journey. We WILL make it easier and better.We are YOUR Cancer Family.