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Telling “Her Story”

Suzy Farbman, author and cancer survivor, will speak at the Indian River Medical Center Foundation’s new lecture series.

Suzy Farbman inspires others with her story of survival.

Suzy Farbman inspires others with her story of survival.

Suzy Farbman will never forget the words she heard 12 years ago. No matter how many friends and relatives you have lost to cancer or how many terrifying statistics you may have read, the brain resists a cancer diagnosis. Yet there she was in her doctor’s office, about to start out on a medical and spiritual journey that would involve three surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy, 33 days of radiation, too many scans and medications to count – and above all, a new awareness of God’s presence. 

So many gifts had shown up in Suzy’s life since she became sick, it was impossible not to embrace them. “Along the way, God spoke to me through riddles, coincidences, mysteries and dreams. I couldn’t ignore the possibility that certain people and events were somehow designed to reassure me, to boost me up, to give me hope. In a leap of faith higher than the stars above, I sensed these were signs meant for me,” says Suzy, who will be sharing her story, as told in her book GodSigns – Health, Hope and Miracles: My Journey to Recovery, at the Indian River Medical Center Foundation’s inaugural “Her Story” luncheon and lecture on Tuesday, March 1.

“Her Story,” a new program series presented by the foundation, is designed to inspire, inform and involve women in our community through the sharing of experiences. It celebrates how amazing, accomplished, strong women who interact daily, though often casually, can have a lasting influence on one another.