Our first guest today is Nikki Yuill, LCSW, Director of the Information Resource Center at LLS, today she will talk about how LLS supports blood cancer patients when they need it the most, including the unique challenges they face due to their diagnosis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a global leader in the fight against cancer dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Ms. Yuill, who joined LLS in 2018, is a clinical oncology social worker with more than 25 years of experience helping cancer patients and developing innovative health programs. Yuill is a proud member of the AOSW (Association of Oncology Social Workers). In 2020 she was awarded the AOSW LLS Oncology-Hematology Lifetime Achievement Award because of her longstanding efforts on behalf of cancer patients. For more information go to https://www.accc-cancer.org/projects/bispecific-antibodies/advisory-committee
Our second guest is a first-time author and horsewoman Diane Moschera, she has written a love story, but it’s not a romance novel. For Maschera, the ongoing love story is about experiencing God’s love and wisdom, with lessons delivered through a majestic part of God’s creation – her horses.
Throughout her lifetime of loving and caring for horses, she says God’s most clear ways of communicating with her has been her relationship with horses. In their gentle spirits, she has learned lessons God has for her and used to help her grow into the person God intends her to become. “Every horse I encounter has taught me something,” she writes. “They may be without speech, but they are not without a voice. There are many great messengers at Second Wind Farm.”
She shares some of those personal but universal lessons in her new book, The Horses of Second Wind Farm: Their Lives, Our Lessons. Maschera and her husband own and operate Second Wind Farm in middle Tennessee, south of Nashville. It’s a boarding and training facility, as well as being their home and respite. The book is available from selected bookstores and online retailers. To learn more about Diane and her horses, visit www.dianemoschera.com or follow her on Facebook at DianeMoscheraAuthor.