May 30, 2007
She Survived CSA, But Not Cancer
I met Jodi online and immediately recognized her courage, strength, passion and creativity. She was an amazing, vital human being and childhood sexual abuse survivor. Her website, www.theshowofhands.com is still up and running, but I do not know if anyone will be continuing her work in her stead. Go visit the site while you still can to see some of the amazing examples of Jodi's work and advocacy.
I first blogged about Jodi in March of 2006. This is the post where Jodi's friend Andrea commented and included the details of Jodi's obituary.
I wrote a poem called, Raise Your Hand, and included it in my post called, Take A Stand, Raise Your Hand. The poem was included with my hand print in Jodi's Show of Hands exhibit. Jodi's hands work was exhibited in the Healing Through Creativity--a survivor art festival--event last year, but I don't know if it will be included this year, this coming July, in West Virginia.
The funeral home in Newark, Delaware, that held Jodi's services, offers online condolences that you can easily type in and offer to her family at www.dohertyfh.com. Her friends and family are requesting donations in honor of Jodi be sent to the Helen Graham Cancer Center which can also easily be transacted online at www.christianacare.org.
Sorry for your loss also.
peace and blessings and gentle safe hugs to all your parts
keepers and john
I can relate as an abuse survivor who has experienced and battled life-threatening health traumas and crises.
My heartfelt condolences. Jodie's work and website deserve to be preserved. It is her beautiful legacy to the world.
I didn't know her, but I grieve her loss with you.
As Keepers said, "What a shame she survived and thrived and a different cancer took her away."
I'm adding her site to my blog. Her daughter has a message on Jodi's site asking people interested in carrying the torch for Jodi's work, to contact her.
Boy that would be cool if the carnival stuff could be linked to the hands project. That would be totally cool.
I am a big genealogy enthusiast and spend time on the find a grave website. I noticed that Jodi did not have a memorial set up so I set one up for her if you would like to visit and leave a note for her. She was an awesome lady and I admire the work that she did. She should always be remembered.
I requested that she be included as a “famous” grave because of all her great contributions to society and the art world. Hopefully the website will accept my request.
To locate her memorial page go to www.findagrave.com and search under "Search 19 million grave records". She is listed under "Anita Lee Larson" or you can find her in the All Saints Cemetery of Wilmington, Delaware
I did enter her nickname as Jodi but it will not let you search under the nickname.
Thanks - PaulaBrave
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