Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cancer and Creativity

Just when I thought I knew all the bloggers 'round these parts, I meet someone new. Jayne England Byrne has been push-button publishing since June 2006 - soon after she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. In that time, the Guilford County resident has written insightful, lyrical passages examining every facet of her treatment, providing hope and understanding for countless other Breast Cancer patients. Recently, she even allowed Julie Luck and me inside her home to shoot a quick profile. That piece aired tonight and I hope the finished product helped ease her initial reticence. News crews can be invasive - even when they mean well. Personally, what I know about Breast Cancer can be spray-painted on a Tic-Tac, but when Jayne speaks of the therapeutic wonders of sharing her story with others - that, I understand...

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Thanks! You and Julie did a great job putting me at ease.

I don't know if I'll ever quite get used to being interviewed, but my goal is to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women.

Also, I really want young women who have breast cancer to know that they are NOT alone.