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Live from the Support Group Leaders' Summit - Old and New Together

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The Summit has started and it is so great to see the people I met last year. And, what is really interesting is that there are so many leaders of new support groups.
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Caethe Goetz, who just had a stem cell transplant, is here. She looks good!

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Tamy Smith and Modenia Black

And Modenia Black, from Richmond, Kentucky, brought her co-leader, Tamy Smith, with her this year. They are wearing T shirts that say "Fearless in Flight." That's because at every support group meeting, they decorate the room to look like a travel destination. They print tickets, and serve the local food. Every meeting is a flight of fancy. And they call the group "Fearless in Flight." A friend of theirs, Jerry Williams, was so inspired by them that he wrote a poem for their group. They read it to us, and it was very touching. Modenia and Tamy may be new support group leaders, but they have got it going on!


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But before I go back to the meeting, I want to quote Kati Rosten, leader of another new-ish group in Redding, California. Kati has had a challenging year, but she told me, " I had to come back to this meeting. It just builds me up, and then I can go back and help my group. They lift me too, but this helps me lift them." I couldn't say it better, Kati.

I will have some great pictures later, but for now, back to the meeting.




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