I Stand Up for Lorna

I stand up for my mother, Lorna Osiason.

At 37, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was told by her doctor that she would never collect social security. (Now I'm a nurse, and can't even imagine saying that to a patient!) She never let her illness define her. She remained the loving, joyful, creative, upbeat woman I remember.

--Lauren Blum, LitWorld Board Member

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