Multiple Cancer and Heart Attack Survivor Gary “Jay” Harrison will lead the Art of Dying session, Terminal Illness: A Conversation for Dying and Living, at 3pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Admission is $5 Jay has fought through three cancers and four heart attacks since 2010.
Hear his story, the trauma, the loss, the love, the inspiration and the cure. Forced to face his fears about death, Jay reached out to others for support and searched for the answers to questions about the meaning of his life. Jay will talk about how he managed to handle necessary practical matters (who will take care of my cat?) and emotional ones (what profound words can I say to my grandchildren?) after being told he had a terminal illness.
Jay has shared brief glimpses into his life at the Art of Aging/Dying Series and at other events in Tillamook County. He has been labeled “That Guy“ all over Tillamook since the Life and Wellness magazine did an article on him in 2016.
He has inspired others to seek a healthier, more engaged life. Here are a few of their comments: C. G. “The empowering and healing love you share–are a story we will never forget and will look back on during times to come when we feel we just can’t make it any further. Thank you!!” S. O. “Oh my goodness Jay, you are an amazing man….one of hope and determination, optimism, wit, piss and vinegar.
Thank you for sharing your life and this journey with us. You are a miracle, backed by a miracle (Ahna). Keep on truckin’ man…” There will be group discussion after Jay’s story, to share your experiences, the battles you fought or how you helped others with their battle.
The Art of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library) at 594 Laneda Avenue. For more information contact Tela Skinner, at [email protected] gmail.com If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email [email protected] The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). Further information is available at www. hoffmanblog.org online or contact Tela Skinner, at [email protected]