Build Your Village! – Episode 204
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Featuring: Linda Glass
Published: February 22, 2020
Linda Glass, a 30-year breast cancer survivor, sees hope at work through Cancer Fighters, a support group for those going through cancer treatment. She shares with Rev. Percy McCray about the power of community.
Linda Glass sees hope at work in the Cancer Fighters support group at CTCA. As a 30-year survivor of breast-cancer, she intimately understands the importance of community support when battling the unknowns of cancer. “(Cancer Fighters) is to provide and share and give hope.”
The connections that happen at Cancer Fighter group activities help patients feel united. “I love nothing more than connecting our patients with each other to share those stories of what they have in common…they go, ‘Oh, my gosh. Maybe there is hope for me, too.’”
The support group also provides a safe place for patients to talk about their real fears. “A lot of the struggles stem from the unknown,” Glass says. Sometimes patients just need a place to talk openly with someone else on the cancer journey.
The inspiration from patients keep Glass going. “Some of the patients, I envy. Their faith is just palpable. It is so deep…if you have hope, anything is possible.” Mrs. Glass plans to volunteer as long as she can. “I am going to do it as long as I can…this place gives me hope. These patients do.”
- “I think we all have seeds of faith within us, and sometimes it takes a crisis for us to feed and nourish it so it can survive.”
- “Every morning when I get up, and at the end of the day, I measure my gratitude. And that confirms the faith and hope.”
- “I wish I could have everybody here that I have held hands with and prayed with—I wish I could have them for Thanksgiving dinner, because we feel like a family.”
Cancer Fighters at CTCA