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Cancer in Zimbabwe: Elizabeth’s breast cancer returns; she asks for your spiritual support

Rome 21st June 2011 Dearest Friends, God has always good plans for each and every one of us.  Greetings from Rome! Some of you have been following my breast-cancer illness for many years now, so I have to give you … Continue reading

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Cancer in Zimbabwe: Can we ease the suffering?

The 9 March 2011 post about cancer care in Zimbabwe has led to a series of interesting comments, many of them relate to cervical and breast cancer. The suffering caused by cervical cancer in Zimbabwe was etched into my mind … Continue reading

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To the Women of Zimbabwe with Breast Cancer: A Letter of Caring and Support

For more than thirty years I have been an oncology social worker, and, since 1993, I have also been a woman living with breast cancer.  I am the Chief of Oncology Social Work here at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer in Zimbabwe

A post of mine about cancer care available in Zimbabwe following my March 2011 trip led to interesting comments from readers that focused mainly on the problem of cervical cancer. Is breast cancer also a problem in Zimbabwe? For example:  What … Continue reading

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March 9 — Cancer Care in Zimbabwe

I’ve paid extra attention to the subject of cancer care during this visit to Zimbabwe. Economic conditions have improved in the country since my 2009 visit. The economy has stabilized somewhat, the shops have food for those with the U.S. … Continue reading

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March 8 – Zimbabwe Premier of iThemba

iThemba means “hope” in Ndebele, one of two major languages spoken in Zimbabwe, and it is the title a new documentary film by Elinor Burkett and Errol Webber. With wonderful good humor, it tells the story of five talented secondary-school … Continue reading

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St. Albert’s – Friday March 4

Last Friday morning after publishing the previous post (thanks to a close friend of Elizabeth who has friend with a wireless connection) we started for St. Albert’s, stopping first at a Bon Marche supermarket for bread and other groceries to … Continue reading

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Hello from Harare – Sunday, 27 February 2011

All three flights – Columbus to Washington, Washington to Addis Ababa, Addis to Harare – went well. As planned, I met Luke Hingson, president of Brother’s Brother Foundation, and Mary Mahlie, executive director and CEO of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, … Continue reading

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Abby at St. Albert’s—Dec. 1, 2010

Welcome to my “Abby at St. Albert’s” blog!  This is my first foray into the blogger’s world, so please bear with me as I learn the ropes.  My name is Abby Davids, and I’m a fourth year medical student at … Continue reading

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St. Albert’s Hospital – Update from Elizabeth – Dec. 2010 – Zimbabwe

Dear friends, After the appeal in July 2010, am happy to give you all the feedback. I would like to thank you all for the quick response. May the Lord reward you a hundred fold! Guest Flats: The house is … Continue reading

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