Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Friday, January 27, 2012

The George Washington Bridge as a patient!

It's hard to believe The GW was a starting point, a landmark in life. Senior year in community nursing our these assignment at The College of New Rochelle was to identify needs based upon socio-economic area. "Morningside height," which has columbia-pres on its south boundary and Harlem hospital by St.Nick's Park to the North. There is no other place in America like it where disproprortionate care based upon insurance, income, race, etc is so prevalent. Survival rates vary from low-mid 30s at Harlem to 80s at columbia. It's amazing, but I'm at columbia, ready to nap.


Mrsmitty said...

Hope you're feeling better, we miss you guys, and remember I'm only a phone call away..... that goes for J mom, and dad 2

Love u,

Valerie said...

They will take great care of you there. I am sending my love and support, Hillary. You are my hero. You embody the saying, life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it.

sara said...

I stumbled across your blog while looking into "medicaid divorce". You are truly an inspiration. I feel so lost in the no insurance fight and here you are informing people of the health care crisis going through all you are going through. I send my prayers to you and your family.