Listen to Tell Me More Feb. 5th The Cancer Whisperer, Sophie Sabbage:
Of all life-shocks, cancer is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous—touching friends, relatives, parents, or perhaps, even ourselves at some point in our lives. Physical devastation aside, maintaining one’s personhood and dignity through treatment is one of the most daunting challenges. At age 48, happily married and the mother to a four-year-old daughter, author Sophie Sabbage was diagnosed with late-stage, “terminal” lung cancer. She was shaken to her core. Given brochures about how to cope with chemo, what to expect from the side effects of treatment, and how to tell her daughter she was going to die, no one had explained how to deal with the rage, hopelessness, terror, and grief. Determined to engage with cancer in a transformative way, she set out on researching and writing The Cancer Whisperer. It is Sabbage’s personal account of living with cancer while coming to terms with her own humanity and mortality.