Kathy Joosten Dies from Cancer

Friends, as I write this my heart is again very heavy with a cancer loss. My dear friend and supporter, Kathy Joosten, the actress who portrayed Karen McKluskey on “Desperate Housewives,” died at age 72 from lung cancer on June 2, 2012. I was so very blessed to have Kathy as an avid supporter. In our recent interview, Kathy told me that she had not only read¬†The Saving of Gordon, but she often recommended it to others.¬†Kathy was an inspiration, and she worked hard as a lung cancer advocate. Cancer has again taken one of my friends too soon.
This is why the broadcasting that we do on W4CS.com (the Cancer Support Network) is so important. And, June is National Cancer Survivors Month. I plan a month’s worth of great shows on topics relevant to cancer patients, caregivers and families. And, lots of prayers for those patient’s who are newly diagnosed, in active treatment, dealing with issues as a survivor, and those who have lost their battle–including my interview June 14th with Alana Stewart, award winning producer and best selling author remembering her friend Farrah Fawcett.
To kick off the month, I’m going to focus on patient personal choice and grow from there.