UA-118272889-1 1739406299646766 Sunrise; A Story of Healing and Coping With Grief, With Mark Potter - WE Have Cancer

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31st Dec 2019

Sunrise; A Story of Healing and Coping With Grief, With Mark Potter

One month after retiring as a news correspondent with NBC, Mark Potter found himself in the role as cancer caregiver for his wife Judith. As a way to find some solitude during this difficult time, /mark began photographing the beautiful sunrises of Miami, Florida. After Judith's death in April of 2019, Mark found this early morning routine to be a source of comfort, or as he put it, his "church without a roof."

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How he transitioned from a "hard news" correspondent to "photographer."
  • The reason why he chose to photograph sunrises.
  • How time alone helped him be a better caregiver to his wife, Judith.
  • How this time of solitude helps him cope with the loss of his wife.
  • The community he's become a part of during these early morning shoots.
  • The possibility of his photos being selected for display at a local hospital.

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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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Lee & Linda Silverstein

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