Gerald Green, a 18 year cancer survivor, lives in Oakland with his wife Monica and teenage son Charles. His writings reflect the importance of early cancer detection, good medical insurance, and the necessity of a loving supportive family.
He released Life Constricted: To Love, Hugs and Laughter, a memoir, in 2010 which chronicles his and his family’s saga and victories over tongue cancer in 1995, neck cancer in 1997 and prostate cancer in 2008. His chapter, Fatherhood Love, appears in the second edition of Black Fathers an Invisible Presence in America published by Routledge in 2011. Gerald’s poetry appears in the Healing Journey an on-line publication and The Monthly, a premier magazine of culture and commerce, recently published one of his essays.
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Life Constricted To Love, Hugs and Laughter
By Gerald Green
Published: May 8, 2012.
Cancer is an equal opportunity disease. I have survived tongue cancer since 1995, neck cancer since 1997, and prostate cancer since 2008. Life Constricted To Love, Hugs and Laughter isn’t a baseball metaphor, and is written from a father’s perspective. It mainly addresses the first discovery and treatment.
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