She is also the co-founder and vice president of a national non-profit organization called Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer.
Lillie, a resident of Riestertown, Md., has been instrumental in fundamentally changing the way breast cancer patients are cared for at Johns Hopkins. One of her innovative practices helps breast cancer patients transition from hospital care to reengaging life in a healthy way.
“So often, when treatment ends cancer patients can feel like they are falling off a cliff,” Lillie says. “Their care team becomes such an intimate part of their life that when treatment ends, it can feel as though their lifeline has been cut off.”
The two-day retreat is designed to offer women an opportunity to transform themselves from patient to survivor and move on with the rest of their life. “If we do it right, they find life can be better now than before the cancer,” she says.
Lynette Summerill, an award-winning writer and scuba enthusiast lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two beach loving dogs. In addition to writing about cancer-related issues for EmpowHER, her work has been seen in newspapers and magazines around the world.
Interview with Lillie Shockney. January 4, 2012
Lillie Shockney, AONN Co-Founder, Winner of the 2011 Amazing Nurse Award from Johnson & Johnson. PR Web. 21 Dec. 2011. Accessed 4 January 2012 online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9055415.htm
Edited by Jody Smith