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Every month More Voices invites readers to contribute short nonfiction prose pieces of 40 to 400 words on a healthcare theme.



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Debbie Hall

About the artist:

Debbie Hall is a psychologist, writer and photographer. Her first poetry collection, What Light I Have, has been published by Main Street Rag. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of literary journals. Her essays have appeared on NPR ("This I Believe" series) and in The San Diego Union Tribune and other publications. 

About the artwork:

"My partner was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2017. This photo summarizes not the entire treatment plan (which included surgery and radiation as well as chemotherapy), but the beginning steps, as well as additional diagnostic studies ordered at the outset of this journey. The information was presented simply, yet the life changes that lay ahead were overwhelming in magnitude."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt