Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lupus Speaker/ Blogger/ Author Sara Gorman in NYC this Thurs. 9/29

Hey friends!

Coming up very soon is a great opportunity to hear from Sara Gorman, author of Despite Lupus.
She is presenting a workshop in New York City on Thurs. Sept 29 at noon on living well ... yes, despite lupus!

Please note: although it is free, you need to call and reserve a space in this workshop.

This is a monthly series, and if you are in or near NYC and have lupus, what a great resource.

I tried to upload their gorgeous flyer onto this blog to no avail (I'm not the most tech-savvy blogger on the planet). So I'm pasting in the info here. Bottom line- here's the info.

Thursday, Sept 29, 12-2 PM
Place:  Conference Room A, 2nd Floor
Topic:   Living Well, Despite Lupus!

Sara Gorman, Health Blogger, lupus patient of 10 years and author of “Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness”

The SLE Workshop is coming up!

If you have lupus, you know first-hand the emotional and physical challenges that can accompany life with a chronic illness.

Please join us for this special guest presentation by author and health blogger Sara Gorman, who will share her perspective on  her most important lessons on living well, despite her illness.

Sara Gorman was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 26. As she relates in her book,  she was determined not to let lupus rewrite her plans for the future, as she fought to maintain her demanding work schedule, social life and invincible attitude. But after four years, she felt  she was “fighting life, not living it.”

In Sara’s words, she began to “work with the disease rather than against it, and decided to start living well – despite lupus.” Learn about the steps she took to redirect her life to achieve this.   
A native of Indiana and graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Ms. Gorman resides in Virginia with her husband & two young daughters.

After the presentation, Ms. Gorman will join us for an informal group discussion where members can share their thoughts and experiences regarding this personal topic, as well as an open discussion.

You will also have an opportunity to meet Lysa Silverstein, our new Social Work Intern and SLE Workshop Coordinator. Please contact Roberta

PLEASE CALL TO ATTEND: To attend the workshop or for additional information, please call Roberta Horton, LCSW, ACSW (212) 606.1033  and leave a message with your name and phone number. Space is limited.

The SLE Workshop is a program of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Department of Social Work Programs.  Summaries of selected programs are available on our Hospital’s website at www.hss.edu/SLEWorkshop

Hope to see you there!

Carla Ulbrich
The Singing Patient

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