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The Way I Want My Life To Be

BY Kadesha Washington

In January’s blog post, we mentioned a publication called Wavelength. Developed by teens and for teens, Wavelength is the brainchild of New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and its’ Poet-in-Residence, Thomas Dooley. 

The first issue of the magazine was released in the fall of 2016.  Teens in treatment shared their powerful and heartfelt experiences through art, poetry, and creative writing. Many of the young authors involved in this project are patients at Columbia University Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation.  

During the upcoming weeks, we will share their expressions of hope, resilience, and courage. We invite you to read and enjoy the wisdom of teens undergoing the toughest challenges they will face in their young lives. We encourage you to share these blog posts with others. We want you to comment on how their writings affect you or someone you love. Remember, whenever we share– be it stories of individual patients or personal poetry– we offer strength and hope to others.

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