Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of October 8, 2007
Artist bounces back from cancer to offer hope to others
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Steven Csorba displays one of his creations for the Art of Hope campaign.
Special to the WCR
As part of his cure, he created art. Local artist and cancer survivor Steven Csorba was diagnosed with throat cancer at the age of 39.
After undergoing 14 hours of surgery, seven weeks of radiation, and two years of extensive reconstruction work, today Steven's goal is to strengthen a sense of energy and survival for cancer patients through the Art of Hope.
The kickoff took place at the Peter Robertson Gallery on Thursday Sept. 27. The art lit up the room and Steven's message touched the hearts of those that were present.
John Boucher, Caritas Hospitals Foundation president and CEO, says the foundation and Caritas Health Group are proud to support Steven Csorba and his healing journey.
"We see the power of a holistic approach in Steven's own story; his resilience is a living example of our mission of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul."
The Art of Hope Project will give the 88,000 Albertans who are battling cancer a chance to connect on-line so they can express their battle with this illness. Steven is aspiring to "create a model for patient information exchange - where the person, not just the cancer is treated."
He's also hoping to raise funds for the Misericordia Hospital's neck and head reconstruction program and the Alberta Cancer Society's arts therapy initiative.