18 Dec '17, 3pm
In her own words, listen to Jane Biehl's story here;
I sat quietly in the oncologist’s office. The doctor confirmed that my diagnosis was MDS and calmly stated, “The average survival term for your kind of MDS is 104 months.” I felt the room spin. I never have been healthy, and suffered from upper respiratory infections all my life. Kidney and bladder infections plagued me all through college, and I have had a severe hearing loss since birth. I had been diagnosed in 1986 with an IGA deficiency, meaning that I had insufficient immunity although I was treated symptomatically with antibiotics when needed. In spite of these challenges, I was a consistent overachiever. I earned a master’s in library science and was a librarian for 19 years. I became very interested in sign language and working with the deaf and hard of hearing. In my 40’s, I went back to earn another master’s in rehabilitation counseling plus a doctorate in counse...