June 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
carleena angwin, death with dignity, hospice, juanita ramsey-jevne, marine corps, marines, prostate cancer, raising arizona, the carleena show, vietnam veteran, vietnam war
When Juanita Ramsey met her future husband in 1986, the Vietnam War was to her long over. She soon learned that to marry a soldier was to marry his war. Bill Jevne served as a Marine Corps platoon commander in Vietnam. The memories were burned in his mind. The poison of Agent Orange had colonized his cells.
When his prostate cancer became terminal, he used the Death with Dignity option. "Our first date began with a story of these young men getting killed. And our last hours ended with him, still a platoon commander, calling his remaining members and telling them: 'I'm going to be dying in about an hour, and I want to say goodbye to you.'"
Juanita Ramsey-Jevne now gives workshops on end-of-life options, embracing death to enhance life, grieving, and writing.
August 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
173rd airborne, army, arteriovenous malformation, baltimore, carleena angwin, goucher college, hero's journey, horse lessons, joseph campbell, london, maryland, memoir, memory loss, mfa nonfiction, mount st. mary's, shannon gilmore, short term memory loss, tbi, the carleena show, towson, traumatic brain injury, vietnam veteran, writing
When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull and she was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction and a thesis manuscript that is the beginning of her memoir. In our conversation today, we talk about the journey of who Shannon was before her brain trauma, who she was in the initial recovery, and who she is now.
"I think everybody has a story that matters, but you have to figure out how and why it matters. My professor in college made me feel that my story mattered and needed to be told in its truth." - Shannon Gilmore
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