Foreword from Lungevity Stories
In our world, there are many purposes for stories. Some are pure entertainment and we enjoy them for what they are worth. Others leave us with a simple admiration for one or a series of achievements of an individual or a group. Traditional storytelling has a further role in all cultures. Well-used, it helps us with a structure, strategy and enhanced confidence to deal with future events that previous, personal experience can never equip us for.
The telling of the story and the reciprocal appreciation of its value are glue for the fabric of our essential humanity. If, within these stories, you find only entertainment or inspiration, the stories will have served you well. I suspect, however, that the more lingering effects of reading these shared stories will be respect and admiration for the storyteller and thankfulness for the guidance and inspiration that each story provides.
Associate Professor Matthew Peters
Head of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Hospital, Sydney
Chairperson, Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network
While no longer available in hard copy, Lungevity Stories is avaible for download here.
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