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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Catching up to Ibby Caputo

Ibby Caputo today, multimedia journalist, and . . .

. . . Ibby Caputo, fighter for Katrina kids, in 2007.

Back in October 2007, Plainfield Today readers took part in a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser walk as part of a team put together by friends and family of Ibby Caputo -- who suffered from Acute Myeloidal Leukemia, a life-threatening disease. See my post from 2007 here.

Her father Steve, an attorney with a long-time practice in Plainfield, shared an update with me recently which I want to pass along to readers.

Steve writes --

You may recall running a piece on my daughter Ibby when she was diagnosed with Leukemia.   As Paul Harvey used to say, “Now, here is the rest of the story.”

Many people have asked how our daughter Elizabeth (Ibby) Caputo has been doing after her stem cell transplant on November 30, 2007 to treat her AML Leukemia.

Ibby is doing very well.  She is healthy, cancer free, and living with her husband Damian in Cambridge.  She is a freelance journalist.

About a week ago the latest episode of the podcast Scene on Radio, featured her Ibby’s piece,  "Losing Yourself,”  which is built largely on audio diary-style recordings made by a gravely ill young woman in the hospital some years ago.  Some of you may recall that Ibby recorded important interactions in the hospital as she underwent treatment.   Listener discretion is advised, though.   It is deeply emotional.  It has received excellent reviews.

Give it a listen if you have the time...I promise you that it is an intense story about how we can benefit from Ibby’s struggle and survival.
Here is a link to the the podcast featuring Ibby, and you can take a look at Ibby's work as a multimedia journalist on her website here.

Congratulations and well wishes to Ibby and her family.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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