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Let's Discuss...people in the public eye

Re: Let's Discuss...people in the public eye

Posted by WestCoastSailor on Jan 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Must have missed this thread last year. But it is a good one.

In my case it has been Alex Trebeck's example of making the best of a terrible diagnosis. His openness stands an example. Here is the W5 interview that he did a few months ago. https://youtu.be/p6PByjRnmh4

My story: http://journey.anguspratt.ca

Re: Let's Discuss...people in the public eye

Posted by scaredysquirrel on Feb 28, 2020 10:04 pm

Alex Trebek of Jeopardy fame comes to mind.  I can't imagine how he is able to keep working.  I was not able to, mainly because I lost all my hair and was so weak.  There is no way I could have kept working.  I do admire anyone who is able to work and do their cancer treatments.  I also remember Olivia- Newton John and Julia Louis-Dreyfus both going through breast cancer.  Of course, one of the most famous was Angelina Jolie who had a double mastectomy because she found out she had the genetics for breast cancer.  I have to say I did find that rather extreme and although I did not know anything about breast cancer at that time, it did make me aware.  I honestly have a lot of respect for these public figures but I don't think story lines on shows like Chicago Med, Grey's Anatomy etc. are very well portrayed - especially now that I've gone through my cancer journey.