UA-118272889-1 1739406299646766 Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki - WE Have Cancer

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24th Sep 2019

Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki

Janet Fanaki created Resilient People, Stories to Inspire while caring for her husband who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Brain Cancer in 2016.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How she came up with the idea for Resilient People.
  • Why building a community has benefited her.
  • How her husband came to be diagnosed with Glioblastoma and the treatment that was prescribed for him.
  • The current state of her husband's health.
  • How she finds the stories to profile on Resilient People.
  • The story of Jason Fiorotto, who founded the Tory Day Fund in memory of his wife who passed away from Breast Cancer.
  • What she's learned from the Resilient People project.
  • The story of the 90 year-old Holocaust survivor profiled on her site.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Resilient People - http://www.resilientpeople.ca/

Resilient People on Instagram - https://instagram.com/resilientpeopleca

Resilient People on Twitter - https://twitter.com/resilientpeopl

Resilient People on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/resilientpeopleca/

The Tory Day Fund - http://www.toryday.org/

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WE Have Cancer
Providing information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.
Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer."

In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.

The host, Lee Silverstein, is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer and has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2011.

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In 2011, just four months after they began dating, Lee was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer. A year and a half later, 17 days after their honeymoon, they learned that Lee’s cancer had spread to his liver; he was now Stage 4. Through numerous surgeries, chemotherapy infusions and assorted other treatments, Linda has been by his side. Despite cancer, Lee and Linda say unequivocally these have been the best years of their lives.

In 2015 Lee launched this podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those affected by cancer.

Lee and Linda live in Florida with their Westie Terrier, Fergie.

The WE Have Cancer podcast is supported by The Colon Cancer Coalition - https://coloncancercoalition.org