Entries by Kara Rayburn

The Importance of Living in the Moment

The Importance of Living in the Moment from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden, MPN Network Managers at the Patient Empowerment Network share the importance of truly living in the moment. Summer shares how Betty Boop, her pink poodle, was diagnosed with lymphoma. Fortunately, Betty was able to pull through, emerging […]

Meet Our MPN Network Managers: Jeff and Summer

Meet Our MPN Network Managers: Jeff and Summer from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Our MPN Network managers, Summer Golden and Jeff Bushnell of San Diego, California, discuss how a diagnosis of myelofibrosis–a rare blood cancer of the bone marrow–almost derailed their lives. Jeff and Summer share how transforming their fears, using comedy as medicine […]

Empowered! Podcast: Meet Andrea Conners

Today, we’re extremely proud to introduce our first-ever Empowered! podcast. Empowered! will bring you conversations around topics that are important to patients and care partners. For our first episode, we meet Andrea Conners. Andrea is Patient Empowerment Network’s Executive Director. Andrea shares a little bit about herself, about PEN, and her inspiration in getting involved. […]

How Can You Best Support A Friend With Cancer?

What happens when someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer? How do you find the right words to say? What is the best way to support them? And how do you cope with your own emotions and feelings at the same time? In this month’s article, I am sharing advice that comes directly […]