Living Proof Blog

“People tell stories not just to work out their own changing identities, but also to guide others who will follow them. They seek not to provide a map that can guide others—each must create his own—but rather to witness the experience of reconstructing one’s own map….” – Arthur W. Frank

It’s Always Something

482429_10152006000134621_569177238_nA little over five years ago, my family, friends and I were supporting my sister Gianna as she went through chemo for Stage IV ovarian cancer. In the midst of all that, I got a call from my friends at Brandspeak Communications, asking if I would contribute time to create a fundraising video for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a new cancer support organization here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “This is a helluva coincidence,” I remember thinking, and I called Gianna in California to tell her about it.

Moving from Silence to Story

Joggen im Nebel“My story isn’t dramatic enough.”

“I don’t really have a story.”

“Mine isn’t the story people need to hear.”

“I’m not comfortable sharing my story.”