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Lori Baur, Cancer Patient/Survivor, Breast Cancer
Lori Baur is an eight-year breast cancer survivor. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. In 2007 the cancer returned and in 2009, she found out her breast cancer had spread and was incurable. At that time Lori, wife of musician Fredi Meli, was a master's level music therapist, licensed creative arts therapist and an adjunct faculty member at New York University.
Lori began painting again after her mastectomy in 2008. “I listened to music and put colors on the page as I felt drawn to them. I painted this specific piece while listening to an aria called Bachiana Brasielieras by composer Villa Lobos,” she said. “I felt my soul and creative spirit rise up and fill me with life as I painted. Eventually a butterfly emerged.”
“Now, while I live with metastatic breast cancer, I continue to reach towards hope, and I find my life force is best manifested in my creativity,” said Lori.
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