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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Ariel Shifter was named Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gateway Chapter.  Photo: Bill Motchan

Cancer survivor devotes her life to curing others

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Light July 6, 2017

When a cancer patient completes treatment and identifies as a survivor, the last thing that person wants to see is a technician in a white lab coat. Ariel Shifter is a survivor of Stage II Hodgkin lymphoma, but she dons that very outfit every day at work.Shifter,...

Left to right: R-Mission members Robin Burger, Roni Bibring, and Yonina Teitelbaum at inaugural event on June 3, 2012.

In a new network, Jewish cancer survivors are finding the understanding they need

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 12, 2012

NEW YORK — Roni Bibring was 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, her treatment completed, she says her biggest challenge — having lost touch with many of her friends — is making new friends who understand what she’s been...

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