Suzann Bresler Goldstein


FIGHTING BACK: Doing Battle with Cancer, the website and the blog, is a collection of personal essays about managing our lives, the tragedies that sometimes befall us, and the in-between times that leave us marked by the joy of the moment.
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The Valerie Fund
The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

The Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center
RCINJ's Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for people with breast cancer.

My Memoir

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Tag: Social Behavior

Chapter 11–Moving In

The big question for me? Should we continue building in Warren after Valerie’s amputation or should we sell the half-finished house and remain in North Plainfield? The stressors kept building. We did have the option of selling. One couple drove by the Warren site in a fancy car and offered us a great price. “Let’s…

To Smoke or Not to Smoke: How Social Pressure Did Me In

Everyone around me smoked. It looked so sophisticated. The lighter snapping out a bit of flame at the cigarette’s tip; the gray smoky swirls languishing in the air; and the two streams of smoke wafting from the nostrils. So sexy! Well, maybe more dragon-like than sexy. Unable to resist the lure of the crowd, I asked…