Casey Schmidt: The Will to Live
After receiving the news she had cancer, Casey turned to her family, faith and the physicians at Pali Momi Medical Center for strength.
Art is a powerful tool that, to borrow a phrase from writer Thomas Merton, “enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
It gives us the freedom for unfiltered expression when words alone fail us, or when the gravity of a situation is too large, too scary, too ugly to say out loud.
At 37, Casey Sherman was diagnosed with adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a form of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, and reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection. If not treated, ALL can spread to the central nervous system.
Read Casey's powerful story of hope and perseverance.