30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

August 6, 2014 6:35 PM

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30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

I took this photo the first day my wife Briggs began treatment. She had stage IV rectal cancer but was so full of happiness and trust that they were going to help her live. She was there to get her port put in for chemotherapy. Because of an error during the surgery, she had to spend that night and the next in the hospital. It wasn't long before she began making notes for a book to help other patients and caregivers. I ended up writing it in her memory, incorporating a lot of her notes. It was our last collaboration.

I didn't want Briggs to be solely identified with cancer. It would have been even more unfair. I made it also about Briggs herself and our different kind of love story, during and before the cancer, titling it Briggs: Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession. Briggs was a costume designer when we me...

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