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Letter: “What’s nu?” item was inaccurate
June 1st, 2012
We appreciate The Chronicle’s highlighting the wellness activities at Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts along with David Lerman’s continued successful battle with cancer.
However, when information published is of a deeply personal nature, or involves the reputation of a community organization, we wish The Chronicle would verify those reports directly from the subjects, rather than relying upon outside sources.
In the May 2012 issue’s “What’s Nu” item, “Nankin, Lerman noted in 58 News Feature,” The Chronicle picked up on a local TV station’s story about Greensquare Center, with Lerman as a cancer patient, explaining “Lerman rejected chemotherapy and sought assistance from the center’s programs…
The News 58 report and The Chronicle’s item based on it are inaccurate. First, David has relied upon chemotherapy. Second, Greensquare, as an integrative health care group, complements traditional medical treatments with natural mind/body/spirit therapies; it does not act as an alternative to them.
David chooses to share his personal story in public because he believes allowing cancer patients avenues to have a sense of control and access to different healing modalities is crucial to patients’ success at dealing with cancer. He works with various health practitioners — including Norm Schwartz, M.D., and Ragani Buegel, L.Ac., of Greensquare — to help strengthen his immune system and mind/body connection as he goes forward on his cancer journey.
The practitioners at Greensquare Center look forward to other opportunities to share our valuable experiences with members of the Jewish community.