Selma S.

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Selma was a visionary who helped thousands of people afflicted with cancer to talk about their disease. In 1983, after she learned of her diagnosis of breast cancer, she founded Vital Options to provide emotional and psychosocial support to young adults with cancer. Since then, she enriched the lives of thousands of patients, caregivers, advocates, and physicians whose lives have been impacted by cancer. She has produced hundreds of educational radio and video shows for the patient community as part of The Group Room. In 1999 Talkers Magazine?® named Selma one of the 100 most important radio talk show hosts in America. Her book Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from The Group Room, the World's Largest Cancer Support Group was published in 1999 by Broadway Books, a division of Random House (also translated to Chinese).
Breast Cancer (Female) - 360Interviews

Part 1 - Did I Get It Right?

On August 10, 2014 we paid a final tribute to Vital Options International's founder, Selma Schimmel. Among family and friends she was remembere...

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Part 10 - Going Global - Choix Vital

This video was created for the life celebration of Selma Schimmel, our founder and leader -- now from a higher place. She is missed greatly every d...

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Part 11 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Tom Kean and Kristen Cox Santiago

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 13 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Eric Chaim Kline

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 15 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Avrum Bluming, MD

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 17 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: My Way Slideshow

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Part 2 - A Pioneer in the Young Adult Cancer Movement

Friends, colleagues, and supporters remember Selma in this video tribute. Click here to view Selma's remembrance page.

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Part 3 - Vital Options International Around the Globe

In this remembrance video, we take a look at all the conferences Selma attended around the globe.

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Part 4 - Helping One Patient At A Time

Selma Schimmel, founded Vital Options International in 1983 as the first organization for young adults with cancer. She built VOI into a global can...

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Part 5 - Talking to Doctors

Selma mastered the art of talking to doctors. This video captures just a few of the doctors she interviewed over the years talking about her impact...

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Part 8 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Debby Bitticks

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Gastric Cancer - Motivation & Support

Remembering Selma, 4 Years Later

Vital Options International remembers Selma on the 4 year anniversary of her passing.

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Ovarian Cancer - 360Interviews

Part 12 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Scott Sternberg

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 14 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Rabbi Richard Flom

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 16 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Jeff MacIntyre

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 6 - A Life In Service

Selma Schimmel, founded Vital Options International in 1983 as the first organization for young adults with cancer. She built VOI into a global can...

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Part 7 - Selma Schimmel's Life Celebration: Derek Alpert

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Part 9 - Selma Schimmel Life Celebration: Great-Nieces and Nephews

The life of Selma Schimmel was honored in Los Angeles, California on August 10, 2014 at the Sportsmen's Lodge.

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Ovarian Cancer - Motivation & Support

Remembering Selma, 4 Years Later

Vital Options International remembers Selma on the 4 year anniversary of her passing.

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