Caroline Kessler
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) “First Connection”

writer / editor


LLS wanted a video to introduce newly-diagnosed cancer patients to their peer-counseling First Connection program. The program pairs newly-diagnosed patients, with those who have already gone through the process. Patients are able to receive very intimate, compassionate support from survivors, and survivors are able to share their stories.

The three individuals were all interviewed at length about the complete spectrum of their experience, and the client was unsure of an exact outline. I found the heart of the story by going back to the survivor’s memories of being first diagnosed themselves.