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Living with Illness – Interview in Irish Independent

Posted By Ben On January 29, 2013 @ 12:32 pm In Ben's Hilarious Life,Interviews,Two in a Million - The Book | Comments Disabled

There’s a new interview with me in the Indo – [1] check it out!

The piece by Lorraine Courtney covers such topics as my book, [2] Two in a Million, and [3] the award-winning short film based on the book. We also chatted about how the arts can inform healthcare.

I was contacted by Lorraine after she read [4] my piece on ArtsandHealth.ie.

Here’s an excerpt from [5] the piece:

Fanconi anaemia is a rare genetic disorder that affects two or three people in a million. It causes bone marrow failure and low blood counts, leading to low energy and increased risk of injury and infection. FA patients have a higher risk of contracting cancers, and the average life expectancy is only 29.

[...]

At 16, Murnane had a bone marrow transplant. His book, a memoir of living with FA entitled ‘Two In A Million’, is both a coming-of-age tale and a stark account of spending large chunks of your time sick… In striking a remarkable balance between offering a memoir of life with a chronic illness and a memoir of a life simply lived, Murnane has fulfilled his lifelong dream to write – and to write well.

Read the rest [6] here!


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URLs in this post:
[1] check it out: http://www.independent.ie/health/health-news/living-with-low-life-expectancy-3368077.html
[2] Two in a Million: http://benmurnane.com/?p=742
[3] the award-winning short film based on the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy1C3cODM20&feature=youtu.be
[4] my piece on ArtsandHealth.ie: http://www.artsandhealth.ie/perspectives/blood-and-ink/
[5] the piece: http://www.independent.ie/health/health-news/living-with-low-life-expectancy-3368077.html
[6] here: http://www.independent.ie/health/health-news/living-with-low-life-expectancy-3368077.html

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