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Chelsey Abercrombie - September 2014
Mosaic artist Sue Sigmon-Nosach was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 10 years ago, and, according to the Gainesville Times, the experience was a turning point for her — one that she used to start a philanthropic organization. Sigmon-Nosach began creating art after she was diagnosed, and says that it allowed her to release many of the feelings she had around her diagnosis.
“ ‘When I came home and completed my treatment, I just felt like I needed to do something,’ she said. ‘Part of that was I didn’t feel like doing much, except picking up a paintbrush.’ Sigmon-Nosach took art classes through Brenau University’s BULLI program, which supports lifelong learning. She found her new skills helped to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and recovery.”
For many patients and survivors, a cancer diagnosis can be a wake-up call that changes the direction of their career and life.
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Original source: www.gainesvilletimes.com