Since the now ubiquitous LIVESTRONG™ wristbands became available in May 2004, the
Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised more than $50 million for cancer
survivorship programs, and the signature phrase has become a battle cry for
those who fight the disease every day.
Now, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has
compiled, from hours of videotaped interviews, poignant and dramatic personal
accounts from cancer survivors. Covering a wide range of subjects, from grief
to spousal relationships, employment discrimination to coping with medical
bills, infertility to fear of recurrence, survivors share their experiences and
speak candidly about how cancer has impacted their lives. For
twenty-four-year-old Amy it’s how her illness changed her relationship with her
parents. Mike, a male survivor of breast cancer, talks about gender stereotypes
and genetic testing. And Eric, the father of a five-year-old survivor of a
brain tumor, recalls how friends and strangers helped his family with financial
issues and how the experience brought him and his wife closer together.
While heartbreaking at times, these powerfully
honest stories are ultimately uplifting and extremely reassuring to patients
and their families. They offer the wisdom and hope that only survivors can
give. LiveStrong is a remarkable testament to the
resilience of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!