One of the hardest thing that anyone might ever have to do is to hear that a family member or loved one or friend has cancer. It has happened to just about every single person that I know. I have been in the role of being the recipient of that news from my father and my brother among others and I will never forget my shock and inability to formulate a response. And I can’t begin to tell you how hard it was to deliver that news to my husband and watch his reaction. This week on Let Life Happen TALK, I would like to discuss this subject and would appreciate your input. Please share your story and tell me about how you received the news from your families and friends. Let me know how you reacted and how you felt about your personal experiences. Perhaps by sharing our experiences, we may be able to help others who, in the future, have to face this situation.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her two time Breast Cancer journey, patient advocacy mission and Domestic Abuse experience to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide. Her high quality, high content and high energy writings are delivered in a down to earth and humble style that everyone remembers.
While becoming an ambassador for Survivors and Patient’s Rights, Jacoby has also shared her skills with the Walt Disney Company for over 18 years. As an extra curricular activity, she implemented an internal gratitude program that acknowledged fellow employees for their “going the extra mile” assistance to another fellow employee. Top level executives caught wind of her team building program and soon she was recognized within the company for her achievements.
Awards and Honors
The Breast Cancer Site: Top Breast Cancer Blog - 2014
Susan G. Komen: Premier VIP Blogger - 2014
Healthline.com top Breast Cancer Blog - 2014
Project Fit America special Social Media Ambassador - 2014
Healthline.com Top Breast Cancer Blog - 2013
Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine Inaugural Top 10 Blogger - 2013
Genentech Patient Opinion Leader Advisory Board Member - 2012
Healthline.com top Breast Cancer Blog - 2012
Freshetta Pizza’s “Strength Of One” fight Breast Cancer campaign grant winner - 2012
DrTanyDouglasHolland.com Recognition - 2012
Disney VoluntEARS grant winner - 2004/2012
Scarves.net: Inaugural honoree for their SDN Spotlight Series which recognizes the most inspiring men and women on the web - 2012
About.com's Breast Cancer Expert
Let Life Happen
Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine
What Next Cancer
Barbara was born and raised in Williamsport, PA (Home of Little League Baseball). Upon graduating from Lycoming College, Barbara taught High School Spanish and French. Barbara now resides in Los Angeles with her husband.