Four years ago, a young dancer, Melinda Marchiano was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She’s transformed her confrontation with cancer into something beautiful, documenting her path through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery in a memoir, Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, which she published in October, 2010. Melinda talks with DA about cancer, her book, and her future plans.
Imagine if you or your children couldn’t go to school or work because you had to walk each day to gather water and doing so meant you might stand in line for hours waiting to carry a 40 pound canister on your back for the return trip. And not clean water, either. Swamp water or a muddy hole or a puddle on the ground (one that you share with cows and other animals).
This post is a collaboration between Mashable’s Summer of Social Good charitable fundraiser and Max Gladwell’s “10 Ways” series. I like the idea of creatively using social networking for initiating positive change. I’ve added my own thoughts here and there in hopes of helping you relate ideas to dance.
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