Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2018 


The Department of Justice bows to Trump demands – at least, in part. Also on the rundown: the latest Supreme Court ruling deemed a blow to worker’s rights; plus a solar program back by popular demand.

Daily Newscasts

Hope: Now Available Online in South Dakota

May 5, 2008

Sioux Falls, SD – Hope can now be found online in South Dakota. The American Cancer Society has launched a new web site called "SharingHope TV" to connect cancer survivors with their friends and family by uploading videos, photos, music and artwork.

Charlotte Hofer, South Dakota media director for the American Cancer Society, was part of the national work group that created the web site. Hofer says they're looking for real and inspiring stories, including those of heartbreak and sadness as well as joy and triumph.

"Cancer survivors and their loved ones are already using online communities. What we want to do is really engage new and existing users of online media. People are already sharing their stories on web sites like YouTube and Flickr in personal blogs, but now they have a chance to really come together in a single online community with an organization and with an audience that really cares about cancer."

Hofer says there are more than ten million cancer survivors in the U.S. She acknowledges that cancer is a devastating disease, but people are winning every day. They're especially encouraging South Dakota's Native American community to share their stories, because of their lower survival rates from the disease.

At age 23, South Dakota native Annie Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Despite surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, her cancer returned and quadrupled in size. But following another round of treatments, Johnson is now in remission and sharing her survival story on the website.

"The great thing about this site is it allows you to tap into a network of people who have been through what you may be going through, and can therefore offer valuable advice. It's a great community for survivors. So many survivors can feel so alone sometimes because, even though their friends and family want to offer support and help them cope, it's difficult when you're going through treatment and you don't really feel like the people around you quite know what you're going through."

The web site can be accessed at http://sharinghope.tv/.

David Law/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - SD