Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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In July, many Americans will celebrate the freedom that we have in our country. Some, like the author of the book mentioned below, celebrate freedom from cancer (for seven years in July)! But, what about those that have just been diagnosed with cancer, or who may not come to know that freedom while here on Earth? Even if someone has not had cancer personally, it’s almost certain he or she knows someone who has, or does. Unfortunately, cancer does not discriminate between believers and non-believers. It happens when it happens. This transformative class will take the learner from scared to prepared when talking about the diagnosis, treatment, and “after cancer life” for themselves or a loved one, by studying the story of someone who survived the ordeal and talks about it with faith, humor and honesty. As the author will tell you, it is freeing to be able to talk about such an ordeal. Helping someone else talk about it may be the greatest gift you give someone this year!
Learners will be required to obtain a copy of: Sentiments of a Survivor by Melody J. Cole. If you’d like a signed copy of the book, please contact Melody directly rather than purchasing through the Amazon link provided. Melody’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is worth 1.5 CEUs.
About the Instructor
Melody Cole is a first-time book author whose goal is to use her creativity wisely through writing, public speaking, and art. As a speaker on disability (specifically her own) and touch, she is open and honest about her life and is not afraid to have conversation about life’s sensitive topics. She is a deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, and spends her spare time reading, writing, coloring, and keeping up with her “fur teen,” Earl of Whiskers.