Sat, Aug 27|
MBC Legacy Workshop
Are there messages you'd like to deliver to special people in your life, no matter what the future holds for you? Is there love you'd like to pass along in the future? Join our hands-on Legacy Workshop, where we will describe & engage in various options that include writing and everyday creativity.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
About the event
This workshop is exclusively for those living with MBC. Please be sure to RSVP by August 19th to ensure that workshop materials are sent to you in time for the session.
About the workshop leaders:
Kristen Carter is a certified life and positive psychology coach who writes the “Dear Kristen” column for SBC. She was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2018 and is a member of SBC's MBC Leadership Team. She is married with two children in their 20s and lives in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado.
Abigail Johnston is a lawyer, wife, and mother of two boys who is living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. She sits on SBC's Board of Directors and chairs SBC's MBC Leadership Team Committee.
Angela Rose has been living with breast cancer since 2012. At the young age of 34, it was not a diagnosis that she had even considered given no family history and her background in medicine. After six months of being misdiagnosed, she was finally delivered the news that no one wants to hear, you have cancer. She quickly got started on the harsh chemotherapy treatments, followed by bilateral mastectomy and radiation therapy. There were many reconstructive breast surgeries as well. Angela was sent back to living her life and working as a Family Nurse Practitioner. But in 2016, she knew the cancer had returned when I started feeling abdominal pain. Then came the nausea and the weight loss. She also recall the relentless fatigue. Doctors thought it was unlikely, but Angela's experience told her differently. She was 41 years old and lived by the motto, when things aren't going right, you really have to start to get in tune with your body. With multiple metastatic sites seen on CT imaging, Angela opted to take medication that left fewer outward marks on my appearance. Ibrance and letrozole didn't make my hair fall out, for one. But the drugs don't do much to mitigate some of the internal pain. She can still manage a smile when my head is throbbing. It's hard to be a fairly 'normal-looking' cancer patient. Unfortunately, that treatment line started to fail and she went on a clinical trial for immunotherapy. Her cancer continued to grow and she opted for the combination drugs Verzenio and Faslodex. Today, she focuses on the things she can control. Alongside her family, she likes to go camping whenever they can. IShe also tries to stay physically active with Zumba classes and regularly rides her bike to work. Keeping her stress level down is also vital to her overall wellbeing. She's found a great sense of comfort in helping others facing this disease. She's done advocacy work with Komen, Surviving Breast Cancer and Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She would love nothing more than to see an end to this awful disease.
Rob Lamp: In the early 1990s Rob Lamp filmed his elderly parents sharing family stories on the doorsteps of their various homes in Columbus, Ohio. Those stories became the Lamp Family Legacy of Love documentary to be enjoyed by multiple generations. From that experience and over 10 years of video work for Marriott Hotels, Rob now helps other families and individuals share their life memories. Organizing and capturing a lifetime of memories can be a daunting task. Rob has created a easy to follow process to determine what to share in a personal video interview as well as selecting the best family photos and songs to produce an engaging “Legacy Video.” See sample videos at https://youtube.com/channel/UCWOeg1PwpE5z6ZLi7fGezzw