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Speck speaks on humor and coping with the inevitable

By From page A3 | November 07, 2013

Cathy Speck will talk about how humor helps one cope with the inevitable from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. There is no charge to attend.

This will be a casual, interactive conversation with Speck, who will tell true stories of how she stays so positive, hilarious and joyful while dying from ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that usually kills people within two to five years of their diagnosis.

The Davis resident is on year four and says she’s not slowing down unless it becomes physically impossible for her to come to a venue.

Speck also talks about her experiences of coming out as a lesbian at age 17, her prior plans for suicide, and surviving alcoholism, eating disorders and self-mutilation.

For more information, visit www.cathydyingasliving.com or www.ipinionsyndicate.com.

Enterprise staff

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