AUTHOR, SPEAKER, SURVIVOR
Debbie Woodbury has been helping cancer survivors live their hope and thrive beyond cancer since 2011, when she founded her website, WhereWeGoNow. As a fellow survivor, she understands the struggle and encourages survivors to live their “new normal” to the fullest with inspired healing, wellness and live out loud joy.
One day, completely out of the blue, Debbie Woodbury went from being oblivious of cancer to the shock of living every moment as a cancer patient. She put her head down, trudged through diagnosis, treatment and finally into recuperation, fully expecting survival to be a celebration.
It wasn’t. Instead, Debbie ran head-first into the emotional fallout of living with cancer. The road back to life before cancer was closed. Welcome to the inescapable, unrecognizable “new normal.”
Slowly and with a lot of support, Debbie discovered her 20 simple secrets to creating inspired healing, wellness and a joyous life after cancer. Inspired to share hope with other survivors, she founded her website, WhereWeGoNow, and authored two books, You Can Thrive After Treatment and How to Build an Amazing Life After Treatment.
Debbie writes about survivorship issues at WhereWeGoNow and is a regular contributor at CURE and Positively Positive, and blogs for The Huffington Post She is an inspirational speaker bringing hope to cancer survivors and the patient experience to medical professionals. Debbie is also a support volunteer with The Cancer Hope Network, a member of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Oncology Community Advisory Board, a patient educator with the Pathways Women’s Cancer Teaching Project, a wife and mother, and a former very stressed out lawyer.
“Debbie Woodbury was our keynote speaker for our Annual Cancer Survivorship program at Lourdes Hospital on June 3, 2014. Words cannot express our gratitude towards Debbie's insightful knowledge and support for our cancer survivors. She spoke in front of 89 cancer patients and they all commented on how she "spoke the walk." Her lessons on living through the cancer experience are hopeful and useful and will be utilized by all who listened to her. We purchased her books and have distributed them to our patients currently receiving cancer treatment. We deeply appreciate Debbie's inspirational and healing words. Thank you.” Julann Ashman, BSN, BC-RN, OCN, Lourdes Regional Cancer Center, Binghamton, NY
"Debbie Woodbury was the keynote speaker at our annual Blood Cancer Conference and her presentation was fabulous and very well received. Debbie told the story of her diagnosis with breast cancer, her treatment and how she managed, with time and a lot of effort, to move past her anger and depression into a thriving survivorship. Her two books, You Can Thrive After Treatment and How to Build An Amazing Life After Treatment, include 20 “simple” steps for cancer survivors to live their best lives. Contact Debbie if you are doing a program for survivors, and would like a speaker who is both inspirational and also has practical, down to earth ideas. Your patients will love her." Jackie Personett, MSW, Patient Access, Education & Advocacy Manager, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Chapter, Cincinnati, OH
Leon Hess Cancer Center, Monmouth Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center
St. Peter’s University Hospital
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Summit Medical Group
Lourdes Regional Cancer Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Connection for Women & Children
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 4, 2013, RETAIL PRICE: $9.99, ISBN-13: 978-1492987147, PAGES: 44, Excerpt
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, DATE OF PUBLICATION: December 5, 2013, RETAIL PRICE: $9.99, ISBN-13:978-493619092, PAGES: 42, Excerpt