I'm Eliza from the Community team. In our recent Community News blog, we've shared Jennifer's story. Jennifer has created a video as part of Macmillan's Digital Storytelling project, which you can read more about in our blog.
Jennifer has created a video to share her experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis as an autistic person. Her video is called ‘Take a moment’.
What do you think of Jennifer's video? Let her know by sharing your thoughts below.
Aw man...I feel bad for Jennifer...i don't know anyone that has Autism but everything she said, I feel applies to anyone with cancer.
We are NOT CANCER...we ARE HUMAN BEINGS.....
There was a part in the video where she said, all the people around her...taking blood...doing things...no explanations....
That would not happen to me.....I would have been throwing a ton of questions at them before they touched me...but possibly with Autism you can not think fast enough when you get overwhelmed.
I liked the part where she has found herself...her confidence....and God bless her!
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