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Lissa A. Forbes

Organization / October 7, 2014

Lissa, diagnosed with AML with FLT3 (early relapse gene) on 9/24/13, received SCT on January 30, 2014. Excited to join the Healing Arts Program as a volunteer, she looks forward to working with patients using creative writing, photography and images, and drumming for healing. Lissa has created a bulletin board of her artwork on the third floor of Presbyterian St. Luke’s just outside the BMT North Unit.


Photo taken by Cynthia Lockhart/Director of Healing Arts, June 2014

She has experience in creative writing, self-publishing, public speaking, digital art, and is learning about healing drumming. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing and has worked with authors to create their own life story books.

Lissa self-published Write from the Inside: Dig for Treasures, Discover Yourself, Leave a Legacy, a show-and-tell book on how to write your life story, and The Stroll, a photo-journal, mostly of Colorado trails she walked with her trusty pup, Kobi .

She is largely self-taught in the world of digital art. Lissa believes she came into this life with creativity flowing in her veins. It started out as with most of us–crayons, coloring books, finger paints. It developed in the same way we learn to walk–step by step. If she’s not creating, she’s not living!

, like Melissa without the “me”