We all respond differently to the loss of a loved one. How does someone take a truly tragic situation and turn it into a lifelong crusade of good and of love?
On this new episode of Family Comes First™, “In Sickness and in Health”, we hear about a love story that continues and inspires teenagers heading to college who have experienced the tragedy of cancer.
When Joe Satriano lost his wife, Susan to cancer, he decided to document their story. His book, “In Sickness and in Health” shares their love story. The proceeds from the book along with his own funds are used to provide scholarships for children who have either lost a parent to cancer or have a parent who is battling cancer through the Susan Satriano Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Joe joins us on the show to share about his book and the good work he is doing. He comments, “The amazing thing is how the human spirit allows us to take these punches between our eyes and somehow, someway, we reel backwards the appropriate amount of time, it’s different for everybody in terms of the grief process. But somehow, we take all that negativity, stop it in its tracks, assess where we are, we may not like how we got where we are, but we had no control of that. The control we have is what we do with where we are. And you find your path, you somehow find a way to make it through.”
Next, Roy Ruland joins us. Roy’s son, Ryan received a scholarship through Joe’s scholarship fund. Marian, Roy’s wife, was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. Roy states, “I feel that it’s so nice to do that for kids at that age because my son felt very proud when he was a recipient of the scholarship award.” Roy goes on to comment on the wonderful self-accomplishment and support the award and Joe provided for his son.
Laura Pulitano, the school counselor at Malvern High School and district Scholarship Coordinator. Laura assists Joe in identifying candidates for his scholarship.
Tune in to Telecare on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm to watch this brand new episode. In case you miss it, each episode also airs on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Fridays at 1:30 pm and Mondays at 9:30 am.
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