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Humankind: Cancer

08/14/10 4:00PM

 

(AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, R. Larsen)

 

This week on The VPR Saturday Special, we hear how a life-threatening diagnosis like cancer can provoke an existential crisis that may lead patients to sharpen their personal beliefs, spiritual or secular, and to develop a richer understanding of life's big questions.

Also, we'll pay a visit to an organization serving pediatric cancer patients in the Detroit area. And we'll talk with a Rabbi whose daughter died of cancer and who now teaches martial arts to children who need a way to access inner strength at a time when they feel powerless.

Learn more about Humankind here. 

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