This episode is sponsored by Cancer University. At The JA Show, we love their Mission: Empower. Educate. Engage. Cancer U is an online membership platform for cancer patients and cancer caregivers to educate and empower them to become advocates for themselves during their cancer journey to improve outcomes and also reduce costs. They have a six-week flagship course The Proactive Patient, teaching the basics of what you need to know to advocate for yourself for patients during their cancer journey. They also have private members’ forum where you can connect with other patients and caregivers and they host members-only webinars and add courses that address all types of cancers. They add so much value to cancer patients, cancer caregivers and families. 1.6 million new people are being diagnosed with cancer in the USA. The programs helps so many people in need for this support. To discover more about their support, visit their website: cancer.university In this episode, we speak with Andrew Wilson Woods, the CEO and Co-Founder of Cancer University. She is a writer who loves to tell stories. She’s also a strong patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. For more than ten years, she has worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories. A recommended read. We talk about her story of raising her younger sister from the time she was 22 years old until she died from stage IV liver cancer at the age of 15. We speak about life topics: death, dying, end-of-life decisions, grief and loss. How she turned her grief into a channel for good by starting a nonprofit for liver cancer patients and caregivers (bluefaery.org) and how she co-founded the health tech startup Cancer University. We also talk about her bestselling and award-winning medical memoir "Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days" that documents her sister's battle with cancer. Definitely a MUST read about themes of relationships, love, loss, decisions and legacy. Make sure you Subscribe to The JA Show, Because Cancer University has a SPECIAL Gift for The JA Show Listeners, FREE Lifetime membership, so if you know a newly diagnosed cancer patient or the caregiver of the cancer patient. Visit the cancer.univeristy and click the Apply Now Button, scroll down, click I have a coupon code, so the coupon code will be “JASHOW”. The JA Show is so grateful. Thank you Cancer University.
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