Marie Smith is a writer, cellist and talented public speaker. She is the author of Life Music: Lessons Learned At The University of Catastrophe.
Smith has addressed many audiences as a public speaker. She was invited
to speak on a panel for the United States Environmental Protection
Agency and Housing and Urban Development regarding her expertise on
She was diagnosed with both myasthenia gravis
and thymoma cancer within a two week period in 1998. She has survived
many surgeries and continuous chemotherapy since 2005. In July 2011,
Ms. Smith was diagnosed with diabetes. She began adapting to
using insulin four times a day and is currently struggling to get her
blood glucose under control.
She handles all of these problems
with typical good humor and gentle grace. Ms Smith is writing this blog
to share what she knows about thriving and celebrating life, even under