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Transcript: Connecting with a support group

Stephen: The one thing that perhaps you need to do is to break out of that comfort zone. Especially, if not before (surgery), definitely after, and that’s connect with a support group. I, at first, wasn’t that thrilled about joining a support group myself. I thought, I’ve got Zohar, the two of us can do it on our own. 

The people we’ve met in the support group have taught us so much and continue to be, if not necessarily teaching us, just a wonderful part of our lives. They have really become close friends and just, we couldn’t ask for a better group of people to know.