Upright citizen

I was interviewed for a story about COVID-19 and cancer some weeks ago and it has been picked up by PEOPLE.com. Give it a quick read.

Better yet, one of my life long dreams came true in November—I was made the member of a board and not just any board, but rather the Israel Cancer Research Fund. It has been both an honor and a pleasure, as I get to work closely with a fabulous team as well as one of my favorite people on earth, Rob Densen.

Last week I had an opportunity to be interviewed by Rob for the ICRF ongoing webinar series, Brilliant Minds. It’s not too late should you like to register to hear this presentation which will be aired tomorrow, 6/24:


It’s going to be a busy day, as I am presenting as part of Thermo Fisher’s Innovation Day in the morning, and then will be part of a forum for clinical trial advocates with Pfizer later in the day. And in between the two activities I shall squeeze in a zoom appointment with a psychiatrist. Just keeping it real, y’all.

Hopefully I’ll have time in the evening to get to the studio, as I purchased two hollow core doors to make tables with. When I work I like to work large (lots of projects at once) and I’m itching to get to it.

So, cancer, depression and pandemic be damned, I am finding a way to keep moving—forward.

I believe I shared that when I was first diagnosed I decided that no one had died from lung cancer while upright (technically not true, but it’s an aspirational image). And I intend to be an upright citizen for as long as possible.


5 responses to “Upright citizen

  1. Your continuous hard work as an advocate, a clearly “Brilliant Mind”, and an innovative creator constantly astounds me Linnea, but never surprises me ✊🏼❤️

  2. WOW!!! You go, girl! Congrats, and keep on keeping busy like this.

  3. Today’s blog has hugely inspired me. I think I have depression/lack of motivation but don’t acknowledge this.

    Thanks for sharing and keeping it real!


    Sent from Dawn Horner’s iPhone


  4. You are so inspiring! Great People article! Thank you for being such an excellent advocate and Ambassador for clinical trials. I know this new one is super tough on you but I hope it is working…

  5. For the record, you’re not just one of my favorite people. You’re THE ONE. At least for today. .

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