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Seeking Survivor Stories
by bjraphael (bjraphael)
at June 29th, 2008 (12:36 pm)

My name is Bette-Jane Raphael and I am a writer and editor at Red Rock Press in NewYork. Red Rock is putting together a book for cancer patients. This is a not-for-profit endeavor aimed at bringing help and hope to those currently in treatment for the disease.

I am looking to interview cancer survivors for the book, individuals who have been in remission and/or cancer free for at least 3 years and who feel their experiences can offer comfort to those in the midst of dealing with the disease.

Did you learn something new about yourself during your treatment? Did you acquire a new skill or interest, fulfill a long held ambition, form a new relationship or re-form an existing one? Did you devise strategies that helped you ease your suffering and/or take a more active role in your treatment? Did you rethink the course of your life, or encounter something unexpected that changed it? Did you experience something surprising and/or inspiring? If so, I’d love to talk to you.

The interviews should take no more than an hour to complete and can be done by phone. Stories included in the book will appear under the interviewee’s byline (unless anonymity is requested), in his or her own words. Interviewees will be able to see and approve their stories before publication. No one will be paid for his story.

If you’re interested in being interviewed, you can e-mail me at survivorbook@gmail.com. Please give your name, age, type of cancer and dates of treatment, followed by a sentence or two describing your experience. If I think your story sounds right for the book, I will contact you to set up a preliminary interview. I look forward to hearing from you.