[Originally posted on Medium] 18.1 million¹ people across the world will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and over half will be diagnosed late². Of the 9 million people who will receive a late diagnosis, only a third will survive longer than 5 years³. If their cancer had been detected earlier, more than 85% of … Continue reading Meet Ezra, a new way to screen for cancer
For the past eight years, I’ve taken on a new experiment every year. I do them for three reasons: to learn something new, meet new people and get outside my comfort zone. My experiments vary - in previous years I’ve been a polyphasic sleeper, read a book per week, gone to the gym every day … Continue reading My 2016 experiment
For the past 10 years I’ve always spent the first few quiet days of the year thinking about the past 365 days and planning for the next. This year, my introspection also turned out to be a good opportunity go through all my #elderproject interviews and gather the learnings.My experiment succeeded and failed at the … Continue reading The #elderproject – what I learned
I first met Graham earlier this year, when he invited me to become a Honorary Patron on the Copaceni fundraising committee for Hospices of Hope. I’m in awe of Graham’s dedication to helping people in South Eastern Europe with services of palliative care, and this was one of my absolute favourite interviews. Enjoy!
A week ago in New York, I had the great pleasure to interview Princess Marina Sturdza. She is a member of the old, aristocratic Sturdza family, who were exiled by the communist regime in Romania when she was just three years old.Princess Marina is best known for the charitable work she has done in Romania … Continue reading The #elderproject #10 – Princess Marina Sturdza
Smart, modest and wise are the first attributes that spring to mind when I think of Andrew, my 9th interviewee for the #elderproject.A Romanian 71 year old that fled to the US during the communist regime, he lived in the US for 20 years and is now living in the UK. This was one of … Continue reading The #elderproject #9 – Andrew
My next interview is in a combination of Italian & Spanish because Aida, the first woman I interviewed as part of the #elderproject, was not comfortable in doing the interview in English. She works for Franco, whom I hope you’ve already listened to as he’s an amazing human being. Albeit somewhat expectedly, what struck me the … Continue reading The #elderproject #8: Aida
A few weeks ago I randomly came across the quote in the title and it stuck with me. Every single day since then, it’s been popping up in my head and for brief moments it makes me contemplate upon its meaning. I’m a sucker for wise quotes, and I became particularly fascinated with this one … Continue reading Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Yes, I know it’s been a while and no, I haven’t given up on the #elderproject. I’ve just been busy and as it turns out it’s not that easy finding, interviewing and writing about people. That being said, I believe the wait will be worth it. Today’s elder is my London tailor of many years, Franco … Continue reading The #elderproject #7: Franco the tailor
Marti, 21 Aprilie de la ora 19:00 organizez impreuna cu Hospice Casa Sperantei o expozitie de arta la Capital Plaza (Bld. Iancu de Hunedoara 54), cu obiectivul de a strange fonduri pentru construirea unui centru de ingrijire pentru bolnavii incurabili in stadii avansate, in Copaceni. Vor fi expusi cinci artisti care au acceptat sa doneze … Continue reading [RO] Expozitie de arta pentru Hospice Casa Sperantei