Cancer Survivor Turns Medication into Jewelry

After battling cancer and braving the ensuing medical bills, it can be hard to laugh. But for Susan Braig, satire-inspired art is helping her deal with both the emotional toll breast cancer took on her and the debt she accumulated buying the medication.  That medication has turned into more of an investment than she thought, though. After overcoming the disease Braig is now taking the leftover pills, creating tiaras, pins and pennants with them, and then selling the jewelry. "I needed satire and humor for therapy when I was fighting cancer," said Braig. Now that she sells the pieces for as much as $150, Braig has even more reasons to smile. 
Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2011

Written By: Bob Pool

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