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Tell Us Your Story
Navigating Through Chronic Illness: An Interview with Anna Penenberg
Anna Penenberg is a healer who integrates neurobiology, psychotherapy, and wisdom traditions into her work with families and individuals affected by trauma. She is also a single mother of two whose life changed when her youngest daughter, Dana who was 16 years old at the time, became very ill. This was the start of the mother and daughter’s medical journey together. After 4 years of waiting, Dana was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease. Since her daughter’s diagnosis, Ms. Penenberg has been determined to find a cure for Dana. She also released a memoir, Dancing in the Narrows: A Mother-Daughter Odyssey Through Chronic Illness, which narrates their multiyear journey through illness and trauma while facing the desperation of saving her child.
An Interview with Dawn Corbelli: Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury
Dawn Corbelli is a wife, mother, veteran, college graduate, and survivor of a traumatic brain injury. Her life was changed 14 years ago after getting into a car accident with her daughter, Veronica, who was just 15 years old at the time. Since their accident, Mrs. Corbelli has become a caregiver to Veronica and a mental health advocate raising awareness and educating others about traumatic brain injuries. Mrs. Corbelli also recently released a memoir, A Miracle a Day, One Day at a Time: Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury, that details their journey to recovery after the life-altering accident. In this very special interview hosted by Bri Allison, Dawn Corbelli tells her story and bravely lets the audience see the challenges of coping with traumatic brain injury. This is a very important segment for everyone to watch.
Choices Faced by Women Carrying the BRCA1 Gene: An Interview with Stephanie Germino
Stephanie Germino is a social media personality, well-known to her many followers. She is also a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation, a mutation that is linked to a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Knowing that breast cancer has been diagnosed in members of her family, at a young age, she opted to have a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1. She also opted not to undergo reconstructive surgery. In this very candid and very informative interview hosted by Bri Allison, Stephanie shares her story and words of encouragement for other women facing the same medical prognosis.
A Loving Mother, A Dynamic Patient Advocate: An Interview with Lousin Mehrabi
Lousin Mehrabi is a world-renowned professional negotiator, trainer, and inspirational speaker. Aside from being one of the most influential negotiation professionals, she is the mother of Alex, 11 years old, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy also known as DMD. Mrs. Mehrabi has recently begun sharing her family’s story to inspire others who may be going through a similar situation, and in this very touching interview with Senior Anchor Bri Allison, Mrs. Mehrabi shares the medical journey she and her family have been on. She also comments on the healthcare system and some of the challenges that patients often face. It is an informative and important interview for everyone to watch.
Tell Us Your Story - An Interview with Robert Koshinskie
Robert Koshinskie is a patient coping with pancreatic cancer, who is the author of the book, One Path Among Many, in which he shares his journey as a patient. He is also the author of two other books on the topic of critical and analytical thinking and has enjoyed a very accomplished career as an expert in business decision making. In this candid and open interview with Bri Allison, host of Tell Us Your Story, Bob relates his journey so far and provides inspiration for other patients facing cancer and other major diseases. His book is available on Amazon and is a must read for all patients.
Nurse, Wife, and Caregiver An Interview with Diane Pinder
Diane Pinder, R.N. has been a nurse researcher in oncology at Duke University for the last 6 years. She is also the wife of Bob Koshinskie, one of our earlier guests. Bob is currently battling pancreatic cancer. In this moving and informative segment with Senior Anchor Bri Allison, Diane discusses her work at Duke, and the emotional transitions she has had to make from oncology nurse to the wife of a pancreatic cancer patient. This is a segment that everyone should watch.
Patients Speak: Reflections by Patients on the Patient Experience
This video produced by Dove Sinclair allows patients from across the country to share their thoughts on what it is like to be a patient and visit the doctor's office. It is a revealing video that encourages all patients to feel empowered and to exercise their rights as patients.
Profile of a Patient Barbara Cohen
This is part of a series of interviews with patients to hear their stories and to allow them to share their messages of hope. Barbara Cohen is an MS patient and a patient advocate, and this is a fascinating account of her journey that she has been on for the past 40 years.
A Patient Shares: An Interview with Elizabeth Linden
Elizabeth Linden is a Senior Anchor/Producer with The Power of the Patient Project. As a patient, she suffers from a rare medical condition called cluster headaches. In this very personal interview hosted by Kacie Iuvara, who is also a Senior Anchor/Producer with the Project, Liz shares the challenges she faces every day and provides her insight on how patients can work better with their healthcare providers when presenting an unusual chronic medical situation.